“I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and advise them to do it.”
– Harry S. Truman 33rd President
If you are celebrating high school or college graduations this season, it probably feels like you just dropped them off at kindergarten, you blinked, and here you are.
College kids have to be pulled away from their cushy, carefree, totally unrealistic existence to the real world. Some have secured jobs, many have not, and a very small percentage will be lucky enough to do the work they love.
High school graduates are excited about prom, parties and the pressure being off. They’ll shop for their dorm rooms, connect with their roommates, and in late August kiss their weeping parents goodbye. For these kids, it’s an escape from the endless parade of adults asking three questions since the start of their junior year:
- What colleges will you apply to
- What major are you considering
- What do you want to do for the rest of your life
With more career choices than ever before, it’s difficult for anyone to figure out, let alone a 16-year-old with limited life experience. As parents, we want our children to do what they love.
That is a tall order, which is why I started the Project Imagine!® seminar – to help kids and parents work together to answer the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
There are a few good things to call out about this webinar:
- Since it is a webinar, you can participate from the comfort of your home
- It opens the dialog for an honest discussion about choices
- There is no single right answer, so it is not a test. Everything depends on the individual and what is important to them.
- The ‘homework’ involves the child asking others about what they see. This is an eye opening and helpful discussion since the child is pleasantly surprised to hear what others (teachers, family, and friends) see as their strengths; great for their self-esteem.
- The best part is that it becomes a new connection between parents and kids as you explore and learn about new careers together.
We tell our kids they can do anything they want to do. Let’s help them actually get there!
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? “ -Marianne Williamson
To learn about the webinar, click here
To register, click here.
The summer is the best time for this!
Have a great week!
Tina Nocera, Founder
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