When Kids Say What They Want To Be When They Grow Up

AspirationsEncourage them! Please never project your experience on your child’s life

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.”

 

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