How does a parent measure family expectations versus a child’s natural aptitude? In this day and age, it isn't safe to assume that your kids will follow in your or your partner's footsteps when the time comes to choose a career. It also isn't uncommon for your children to change their minds about their ambitions several times while growing up. So how do you help them figure out whether or not their chosen career paths are really something they would be both passionate about and good at?
Check out the slide show below; we've listed some tips that can help parents strike a balance between guiding their kids and letting their kids choose the careers they want.
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(First published in Good Housekeeping Magazine, Features section as sidebar to "When I Grow Up" in November 2009; adapted for use in Female Network; additional reporting by Liana Smith-Bautista. Photo by Brett Holt via Flickr Creative Commons.)