Helping Your Kids Choose a Career Path

By: Crown Asia
Helping Your Kids Choose a Career Path

Parents are the first ones to dream for their kids just until they are already capable of dreaming for themselves. And kids, at a young age dream to become almost everything that piques their interest. One day, they will want to become a part of the army, fighting bad guys. The next day, being a singer, belting high notes in the living room of your RFO House and Lot. That’s the time where the role of being a parent is important, for you will be the one to help your kids figure out what they want to be when they grow up or which direction would they go. From a young artist’s point of view, you as a parent will provide the hypothetical art materials and even give ideas for career exploration that they will be using to paint their masterpiece.

It is much better if parents will talk to them about this kind of thing as soon as they’re able to understand and grasp what you are trying to convey. And for those first-time parents who are still struggling with how to handle matters like this, here are some tips on how to help your kids on choosing what career path they want to take.


Here are some things you can do the help your child choose a career path

Allow them to discover and try things.

Parents in most cases feel scared about letting their kids on doing things that may cause them trouble or may put them in danger. It’s a given fact that as a parent, you just want to make sure that they are safe, but do you ever just ask yourself, ‘am I helping him grow?’ Because it seems like you are not. The more you restrict them from trying things, the more you enclose them in a small space that hinders them from unleashing their potential, from growing. This makes them more afraid to try and accept opportunities for they are not comfortable exploring things that are unfamiliar to them.

It is important to start them young. Instead of being scared for your kids, help them on discovering their strengths and even weaknesses. By doing so, you will be able to see where they excel or what are the things they still lack. Let them discover the unknown because by doing that, you allow them to grow. It is better to start at an early age rather than making a career choice at a late one. If they don’t like the career path they’re on, they can still somehow change it. A good option for your child if they’re undecided is to make them go through different summer internships and helps them gain experience with the ins and outs of corporate life at an early age. This gives them career ideas and hopefully some career options to choose from. Or, encourage them to go on extra curricular activities. It may not be work-related but it gives your child the career opportunities to be with like-minded people to help them choose a career.

Foster openness.


Every kid needs a parent that listens. Someone that will sit in front of them and allow them to talk and express their selves freely. It is a hard pill to swallow, but some parents just don’t listen to their kids. They are always the one who does the talking, but they never listen. The reason why we have a mouth, and ears are so that we can know when to talk and when is the right time to just listen.

This relationship should be an open one. Allowing both the parents and their kids to converse freely, saying what needs to be said. This allows kids to be most likely open to their parents which enables them to talk to them without being afraid of what they might say. This in turn helps your child identify possible career choices in the future.

Be the arms that hug and the mind that understands.

Having someone that you know that will support you no matter what will give your kids the right amount of confidence they need. Everyone needs a supporter in their life. Someone who’ll motivate them to go on when they’re afraid and an arm that will welcome them when things don’t turn out as planned. Make sure that you are there to encourage them, especially at times when they doubt their skills and capabilities.

Parents should emphasize to their kids that it’s okay to make mistakes and that it is part of the process. Mistakes are meant to be made, especially on their age. Come to think of it, mistakes are not so bad for it teaches them lessons that they can use when they try again. Falling doesn’t make your kids weak rather, it makes them stronger.

Be that someone who’ll clap for them regardless of the results. Just like how your RFO House and Lot makes you feel safe and comfortable, be that parent who’ll open their arms and offer a hug, say that they did well and that they can always try again next time. Work hard and save up for your kids’ futures and have a backup plan just in case their ideal career is in a different field.

Let them decide on what they want to be.


And probably the most important thing a parent should always remember is to let their kids decide on who or what they want to be. Parents should realize that just because they are the parents and because they ‘know’ life better than their kids doesn’t give them the free pass to plan the future of their kids without actually asking them and including them in the process of decision making. We are already passed that era where elders decide things for the younger ones.

Parents may know their kids, but no one knows them better than themselves. Let them dream and aspire on being what they want to be. Because above everything, they will be the ones who’ll do the work. And it’s a long journey, it will surely be exhausting and full of challenges, so your kids ought to do what makes them happy. A career that they are passionate about. Something that will make them feel pressured and scared, but also fulfilled.

It’s a fact and probably a dream for most parents to see their child reach great milestones and succeed in life. To be able to witness their kids be in the position right exactly where you wanted them to be. So, parents do everything for them to help them achieve their dreams, but one way or another, the time will come where you need to let go of your children’s hands and let them figure out how to stand up on their own for – They cannot depend on you forever. Help them bring light to their unknown future. Because helping them choose the right career path is as important as providing them an RFO House and Lot, a place that will welcome them home. Be your kid’s trail towards their blazing future.

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