Not long after children utter their first words are adults asking them the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” So what are parents to do when their child declares a future profession?
Here are five tips to remember:
- You can never go wrong with supporting your child’s dreams, especially when they are very young.
- Don’t try to influence your child based on your own experiences or desires.
- Never encourage your child to pursue a profession just for the money.
- Remind your child that not knowing what they want to do is OK.
- Talk with your child about their strengths and talents.
Somebody said once: “When I was a kid I wanted to be a fireman. Then I changed my mind in high school and decided to do Engineering in college. Now I am a consultant. And when I grow up I want to be Michael Buble.”