Heather McAllister, author of Who You Are is What You Do: Making choices about life after school, has provided nine career tips for teenagers for the popular education website, Your Kids Ed.
She has this advice for parents seeking to help their kids:
Parents, try to avoid having preconceived ideas of what your school leaver should do. Listen to them and ask them questions that will bring out their strengths and preferences … The best path to successful career development is to know yourself, be confident about your goals and be prepared.
You can read the full article here.
Heather’s book, which has just hit bookstores across the country, gives teens practical exercises to help them decide on their next steps after school.