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Helping in Your Child’s Career Development. By: Lacey Judd. Your Child in the Future. Close your eyes and imagine that you can travel through time into the future! It is 2025, fifteen years from today. Take a few minutes to imagine and answer these questions about your child in the future.

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Helping in your child s career development

Helping in Your Child’s Career Development

By: Lacey Judd


Your child in the future

Your Child in the Future

Close your eyes and imagine that you can travel through time into the future! It is 2025, fifteen years from today. Take a few minutes to imagine and answer these questions about your child in the future.


Your child in the future1

Your Child in the Future

  • 1. How old is he/she in 2025?


Your child in the future2

Your Child in the Future

  • 2. What year did he/she graduate from high school?


Your child in the future3

Your Child in the Future

  • 3. Describe where he/she works


Your child in the future4

Your Child in the Future

  • 4. Why did he/she choose the profession?


Career development

Career Development

According to the ASCA National Standards, career development is the acquiring of skills, attitudes and knowledge that enable an individual to make a successful transition from school to the world of work, and from job to job across the life span.


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Career Development

  • Developmental approach: Specific vocational development tasks are accomplished at each life stage. During the Growth stage, birth to age 14 years, these tasks include forming a picture of the kind of person one is, developing an orientation to the world of work, and acquiring an understanding of the meaning of work.


Influence on child career development

Influence on Child Career development:

Students’s career development is influenced by three main sources:

  • People they know and admire

  • Their school

  • Their Parents


Who they know and admire who influenced you

Who they know and Admire *Who influenced you?


Influence of their school

Influence of Their School

  • Success in school

  • Academic strengths and weaknesses

  • Their teachers

  • School guidance program


Influence by parents

Influence by Parents

  • While professionals who they admire and the school have a large impact, parents are the most critical factor

  • If parents do not encourage their child’s career development, a child is much less likely to have pursue their career goals.


What parents can do

What parents can do:

Support your child in school

  • Make school a priority

  • Help them with homework

  • Go to school functions

  • Have a good relationship with teachers/school personnel


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What parents can do:

Help your children better understand themselves

  • Help identify strengths

  • Help identify interests

  • Help identify unique qualities


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What parents can do:

  • Help your child develop their goals/dreams and encourage them to go after them


A place to start

A place to start…

CAREER DAY

June 15, 2010


Career day

Career Day

Career day is a chance to bring together the three main career influences:

  • Professionals your child admires

  • The school

  • YOU


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Career Day

  • 15 professionals from the community will come to give a hands-on presentation to your children about their career


Ways you can help

Ways you can help…

  • Encourage your child to come and enjoy career day

  • Come with your child and enjoy presentations

  • Volunteer


For more information

For more Information…

  • Come talk to me!

  • Or reach me at another time:

    Lacey Judd

    540-111-1111

    Room # 123


References

References

  • American School Counselor Association (2004). ASCA National Standards for Students. Alexandria, VA: Author.

  • Colorin Colorado (2008). 20 ways to help your child succeed in school. Retrieved from www.colorincolorado.org

  • Council of Chief State School Officers (2010). Warren County Public Schools grade high school cohort. Retrieved from http://www.schoolmatters.com/

  • Dearing, E., Kreider, H., & Weise, H.B. (2008). Increased family involvement in school predicts improved child-teacher relationships and feelings about school for low-income children. Marriage & Family Review, 43(3/4), 226-254. Doi: 10.1080/01494920802072462. Retrieved from Ebscohost.

  • Hoffman, L.R. & McDaniels, C. (1991). Career development in the elementary schools: A Perspective for the 1990’s. Elementary School Guidance & Counseling, 25(3). Retrieved from Ebscohost.

  • U.S. Census Bureau (2010). State and county quick facts. Retrieved from

    http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/51/51187.html

  • Virginia Department of Education (2010). Warren County Public Schools. Retrieved from https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/reportcard


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