Tip 1: Help your child to discover their talents and skills
A parent could:
Keep in mind that their hopes for a child may not match their child’s dreams and ambitions.
Recognize that independent career choices marks a young person's first real step into adulthood.
It can be a parental challenge to show interest and support for your child’s career ideas if they do not match your own plans for them. However, show a genuine interest and allow them to discover who they are.
Teens are unsettled by the disapproval of their parents. You want your child to feel free to explore a greater variety of professions, choosing one based on their own preferences rather than those of their parents. Rejecting your child's career ideas in the early stages of exploration may shut down the whole exploration process.
Keep the lines of communication open, and encourage your child to gather as much information as possible on their career interest areas. This way your child will feel comfortable sharing, discussing and seeking your advice.