A North shore teenager recently wrote this article in the Weekend Herald about parental guidance in career choices.
How refreshing to hear a teenagers perspective in print on finding their career path. It’s so tempting isn’t it for parents to assert their wisdom and knowledge onto their children. But teenagers at this stage of their development are very emergent. They are discovering who they are and what interests them.
Parents role is to ask questions, challenge in a non confronting way and be very interested in their teens career interests. What ever you do as a parent don’t step back be involved as teens really need guidance at this time. But guidance that assists them not suppresses or directs. And it’s not easy!