Step 3 – Parents – Talk About Careers With Your Child
Step 3 – Talk About Careers With Your Child
College preparation can begin early in your child’s life. Begin talking with your child about different careers during their preschool years (or now, if he/she is already in high school).
Make sure your child understands, from an early age, that you expect him/her to pursue a college education because you want him/her to realize his/her dreams of a good, successful life.
Help your child make decisions about his/her college, major, or future career. But resist the temptation to steer him/her in the direction you think is best.
Allow your child to make mistakes in his/her decisions. What you consider to be a mistake may actually end up being the right choice for your child. And remember that no college or career decision is irreversible.