Helping your child find his or her path, career and studies can sometimes be a challenge for parents. However, there are ways to help you guide your child in their decisions. Here are some tips to help you help your child find their way:
Encourage reflection: Helping your child think about their interests, passions and career goals is a good start. Ask questions to help them think about their aspirations, and what careers and studies interest them.
Explore the options: It is important to explore all the options available to your child, including university, engineering school, business school, vocational training, distance learning, and sandwich courses. Help them understand the different options available and weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Encourage career exploration: It is important for your child to explore different careers to get an idea of which ones they might be interested in. This can include visits to companies, meetings with professionals, internships and work experience to find out about the jobs and the skills needed.
Be a guide: Help your child navigate the decision-making process and evaluate the different options. Be a guide by offering advice and helping them to make informed decisions. But respect their final choice – they are the ones who are most concerned.
Support them: It is important to support your child in their decisions and in their efforts to achieve their career goals. Encourage them to persevere, not to give up in the face of obstacles, and to continue learning and growing.
It is important to remember that each child is unique and their journey may be different. It is important to be patient and to respect their pace of thinking and their desires.
And if they don’t know what path to take yet, they can of course take their Genyo test!
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