In preparing our children for their independence, I think one of the most important things we can do as parents is expose them to many different occupations so they can see what kind of jobs are out there. It can also give them ideas about jobs they can create for themselves, whether in an existing company or through starting their own business.
For this weekend's challenge, I want you to research a profession or two with your kids. Now it's one thing to go to a library and pick up a book about different occupations and completely another thing to actually talk to someone about their work in the profession. Many jobs within certain occupations look very different from one person to the next so it's much easier to make it meaningful and personal if you can find someone to talk to.
One idea could be to schedule time with a friend or relative to talk about what they do and possibly visit their place of work. Another idea is to go on a police ride-along. And yet another could be to schedule a time to go on a behind the scenes tour of a local television station. Ultimately, if it's something your child is excited to learn about, they will get the most out of it. Have fun!
As a Parent Coach and Mentor, my passion lies in empowering parents to make the best decisions they can for their children and their families as a whole. As a well-trained coach, I can be your facilitator and accountability partner for long-lasting, meaningful change that has a permanent, positive impact for your family. By focusing on the values that you hold most important in your life, I can help you create and maintain the type of parenting relationship you want to have with your children, now and into their adulthood.
I am a homeschooling mom of four children in Massachusetts. I am also the author of a book called The Herbal Beverage Book, which can be found on amazon or directly on my website. When not coaching, writing or spending time with the family, I enjoy Hayao Miyazaki films, new and classic Dr. Who episodes, anything related to American history and a great glass of mead.
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