Current Date:May 4, 2021

Career, Career Uncertainties and the Role of a Parent

Career and career uncertainties are the flip sides of two coins; we wish to achieve a career that is most suitable for us yet we struggle to find the same within the pool of careers floating around. The diverged road of choices is one that everyone has to face in their life recurrently. The bifurcation of the straight path, which each student has been smoothly walking through, can be a challenge for many. And who can help them better than their parents, who know them, who understand them, who support them, and who wish the best for them?

The day a child is born, the smile on each parent’s face is beyond any words can describe. And from that day they take the oath to make life a better place for their kids. Each day they work hard to make their lives easier and the biggest role of a parent comes in when their kids have to make a decision of their own. To support and guide them in the right direction of their dreams and passions.

As a parent always remember to have, Every parent will have a lot of dreams about their children but we should always realize children have their own dreams and as parents, our duty is to support them in learning how to fly towards their dreams. In order to help them achieve these dream careers, we should equip them with a good learning environment, learning materials, strong motivation and support, encouragement in extracurricular activities, boosting their creative talents, adequate leisure time, quality family time, and above all be there for them always.

  1. Appreciation for your kid’s interests
    Remember, we too have gone through this same situation years back and how we have wished for encouragement and reinforcements for each of our achievements. Well, our kids too yearn for the same appreciation and appraisal.
  2. Respect for their individuality
    Always remind yourself that your child is a unique person with his or her own likes and dislikes. Be proud of who they have turned out to be and give them support in decision making.
  3. Acceptance of their career choices
    Once your child realizes his or her passion, let him make the choice that’s going to shape his future. Be the solid pillar that he can lean on while he/she makes that choice in life. Be the conscience that speaks the merits and demerits of the choice but always let them make the final choice of their career.
  4. Be a good listener
    We should be the ears that are always around listening to their complaints, to their joys, to their arguments, to their judgments, to their insecurities, and to their fears. They need you forever, so be that great listener who can turn things around just by listening.
  5. Challenge their creativities
    The world luxuries and status quo of a job might blindfold the choices our children make in life. As parents, it is our duty to identify his talents and creativities and challenge them to undertake a path that they really love and enjoy.
  6. Help them to find themselves
    The most important role is of course to help a child find himself, with all his passions, talents, creativities and dreams all knit in one.

Career uncertainties are faced by many of the youth today mainly because they are unaware of the opportunities that lie ahead. They are unable to make a choice in life due to these uncertainties. A child should grow up exploring all the possibilities both academically and creatively, so he can make the right decision about his career when the time comes. If he has never tried anything creative, many of his talents might be laid to rot even without realizing he had it in him. As parents, it is our duty to ensure our children try out every academic and creative vista, learn about the different careers, understand the job opportunities that lie ahead of each career, and hence make the right career choice in life.

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