Children’s career guidance
It is not surprising, but only at a younger age, children can tell with full confidence about the place of their future work.
And then begins the “cycle of professions in nature” and I want this and that, but office work is not for me, I want to travel all my life, or sit at home and do nothing… and here is the start of the search for myself in the world of professions.
To help your child make the right choice in the future, you can use the features of childhood.
5 tips about career guidance for children
Show the variety
It depends on the parent how big the world of Hobbies and interests of the child will be. Children love everything new, it’s easy to get them involved. It will be much more difficult to introduce a new type of activity to a teenager who has already formed interests. Dancing, skiing, skating, drawing, theater, animal care and dog training, geography and Hiking, garden plants-all suitable for expand the range of interests of the child.
Let me try
Don’t just show it superficially, but let’s experience it for yourself. Moreover, remember that the child likes what is obtained. In other words, if it didn’t work out the first time, talk to them, find out what’s wrong, and try this type of activity again. Just don’t be too strict and demanding. You are engaged in a fascinating and important business-introduce your child to the world! Do it with love and as positive as possible!
Talk about choosing a profession, tell stories and show the profession from the inside
What were your Hobbies as a child, what did you like, how did you choose a profession, and why did you come to this decision? Share what you do at work, what other people do. A profession is not just a name. This is an activity. Introduce the child to it – the more knowledge, the better. Your excellent assistants-excursions to production sites, to shops, to your work, but again with a discussion of who works here, what they do. Ask your child what they like and what they would like to do.
Help me get carried away
If you notice an interest, help it dissipate. Don’t force him to do one thing, but teach him to overcome difficulties. Children do not like obstacles, and they may often feel like quitting. Your task is to support, help and give confidence in your abilities. But don’t push too hard. If the child is clearly determined to change the circle or section, let them do it
Identify your aptitudes
They will help you better understand the child and its direction of development.
How do I determine a child’s aptitude?
What the child likes, what he is ready to do for a long time, without any help. Are there any classes where he is left alone, or does he constantly need to communicate?
About what you like and don’t like, you must ask the question “WHY”. It is no less important than “WHAT” . In the same class, for example, in drawing, one kid is attracted to the process, beautiful colors of paint, another – the result, and the third may be important that his work is presented at the competition. IN other words, it is not only the activity itself that is important, but also what attracts you in this activity.
Go through diagnostics
Of course, for a kid, career guidance is not what it is for a teenager. However, here we do not define the profession, but the direction of development. The child is developing, his Hobbies can change, he can always see something new and understand that this profession is close to him. The ideal option for children’s career guidance is a game. It will give you the opportunity to learn about professions, try yourself, and parents – to get information about the child’s inclinations.