- Family and Parenting»
How to Teach a Child to Choose a Profession You Want for Him in the Future
Teach a child to become...
Some parents want their kids to become entreprenuers, doctors, engineers, teachers, lawyers, and many more. They expect their kids to pursue a certain career they want for their future. Others successfully fullfilled the dream of their parents while others choose different careers.
How about you? What do you want your kids to become? If you are one of these parents, I have a proven great way to get children to choose the profession you want for them in the future. I learned this from my father.
Set up their mind
I remember when I was six years old, my father would embrace me and ask me in a very soft manner "What will you be when you grow up?" and I would answer, "Engineer." Everyday he asked me the same thing and I would just repeat my answer "Engineer".
My father did the same thing to my younger brother. Everyday he would ask my brother, "What will you be when you grow up?" and he would answer, "Attorney." After that, my father would ask him another question, "What will they call you?" My brother would answer "Attorney Cana" (Attorney + Surname)
My father only stopped asking the same question over and over again when me and my younger brother reached Junior High School. But even though he stopped asking the question, he had already set our minds to what we would become in the future.
- Embrace your child and ask them a question with a very soft voice. "What will you be when you grow up?"
- Ask the question over and over again. Once a day is enough. Show them you are excited to hear their answer.
- You can stop asking this question when they are in high school. By that point in time you should know if you have been successful in guiding them to a future profession.
Where you aware of this?
Do you know about this before?
When choosing a profession for your child, it is your responsibility to choose a profession they are capable of.
What can you say about this?
Do you think parents should plan the future profession of their kids?
Future career of your children
Should a parent choose the future profession of their kids?
Teach a child what you want them to be
- Raising a Doctor
Why not start your child on the path to their dreams with apprenticeship programs? It's easier than you may think.
- How Kids Learn Engineering: The Cognitive Science Perspective
Researchers are investigating how and when children can learn engineering concepts and skills.
- How to Raise Your Kids to Be Entrepreneurs
Five things you can do to prepare your children for the life of an entrepreneur.