Is your teenager in Year 10 - 12?
Is s/he making choices about subjects or careers?
Are you clear about guiding your teenager?
Are you clear about their strengths and do you want them to be successful in everything they do?
During this evening we share a bit more about the stressors within career planning and the strategies you can implement as a parent to ensure your teenager can be as successful as they want to be.
Research shows that the aspirations that teenagers have at the age of 16 realise later in life. In a study on career aspirations realising in later life, Julie Ashby found that nearly all of the participants had achieved their desired careers at some point in their lives. One-third of the participants reported having attained the exact position that they had aspired to at age 16, be it clerical, manual, or professional. She also discovered that all of the participants who achieved their desired career goals felt a sense of satisfaction and fulfilment with life, regardless of the salary they earned - goodtherapy.org.
It is therefore critical that parents are able to guide their teenagers in an appropriate way to ensure that they have aspirations and that they select careers that are aligned with these aspirations. In the era of millennials, change and resilience in the workplace will be critical success factors. In this case we can pre-empt these capabilities in our teenagers and ensure that they not only have the right knowledge and skills, but the right capabilities.
In this session we will address the following topics:
- Knowing your teenager’s strengths
- Determining their natural leadership style
- Seeing how they manage stress
- Determining their communication style and enhancing it with the knowledge of identifying other communications styles.
As a parent this will provide you with guidance on how to easily communicate with your teenager.
As a teenager this knowledge about yourself will help you to build your confidence, set clear goals and feel absolutely great about yourself.
These sessions run weekly. You can select which topics are most suitable to your family circumstances. The next session is on the 19th of October: Ending conflict with your teen and finding resolutions.