Role of Parents in Career Planning
Parents play a critical role in shaping up the career of their child/children. They are the ones who get to notice the interest of their children before anyone else. It is very important for them to understand the changing needs of the environment and industry. These days, there are so many career options that are unique and never used to be before.
A well-planned career choice is the secret of a successful and fulfilling life in the future. For career choice, decisions are taken at the time of schooling. However, even though the career is related to commerce, students from other fields like Arts or science also select that option if they find it to be interesting and want to take upon that as their career.
For most of the students, it’s very difficult to take decision for their career. They have endless options but they don’t know what do they actually want. At this stage, proper guidance is extremely critical and this guidance can be only given by the parents. As a parent, one should always help the child to take up something which they find interesting. Forced career option eventually leads to low motivation level and average career in the future.
Studies have proven that where the student is supported by his parents, S/he would better trust his/her capability and perform better than a student who chose a career on being forced by parents.
There are also career counseling services provided by popular websites that can be explored to choose a career option.
Parents need to identify the capabilities and strengths of their child, which will help to understand his/her desire or passion, motivate towards such work and thereafter choose the best career or guide him to choose the best career for himself.