It can be challenging for grownups like us to choose a career to pursue; it can feel like being trapped in water between two mountains; it’s both too difficult to deal with and too valuable to ignore. Some people’s anguish is much worse, especially if they have picked a major that is not in line with what they would be good at and enjoy doing. Of course, it’s common for people to alter their career paths and dabble in a variety of industries until they find the one that best suits them, but this is not how it should be. We must allow kids to discover their passions at a young age. However, doing that might be difficult for both parents and teachers, especially when a student is a teenager and the environment does not encourage the idea.
Most of the signs of adolescence difficulties are listed by this seasoned author Daniel Wong. Some of the most vexing issues begin with us, the adults, and how we raise the adolescents; we undervalue their brains and don’t always assist them in crystallizing their enthusiasm. As evidence that it’s not just their problem, but also ours, the author provides the following examples:
- Do I pester my teen all the time?
- Do I always discuss matters pertaining to my studies?
- Do I appear as though my teen’s interests are a waste of time or just a diversion from her studies?
- Do I evaluate my teen in comparison to her cousins, siblings, or friends?
- Do I highlight the significance of doing well in school too much?
- Do I often coerce or threaten to make my teen do their homework?
- Do I enroll my teen in programs or lessons without first getting her permission?
So, if we genuinely want our kids to think about their interests and, ultimately, potential occupations, we need to let them and support them by allowing them to take part in as many activities as they can so they can practice the things they love. On the other hand, by producing adults who enjoy their work and create more of it, we will benefit society.
Finding the right career is not a random process; rather, it is the result of thought during one’s first 20 years of life. We are all accountable—educators, parents, and friends of parents. One of the many tests we can administer to the child to show them the path is a psychometric test. However, these assessments only offer illustrative solutions that must be supplemented by actual trial and error in a range of possible professions and activities. We all know that when we work at a job we despise, despair and animosity set in, and there is no need for these negative emotions to spread across society.
Success with your teen, please.