What Parents Should Tell Their Kids About Finding a Career

“It’s difficult to advise kids about how careers really work today and how to get any job, much less a great job. All parents love their kids and want to set them up for a life of self-sufficiency, meaning, and happiness. But at the same time, your advice may be heavily discounted – the world has changed since you were job-hunting as a new grad, and your kid may not see that you realize that. Moreover, whether you intend it or not, chances are your kids will perceive that you expect them to surpass your own success, which can make even the most well-intentioned conversation feel fraught.

So what should you do — and not do — when it comes to helping your kids with their careers?”

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PBS Offers Outstanding FREE Resources to Teachers and Parents

Did you know that PBS offers incredible free resources that can be tailored to any classroom? Perhaps it is no big surprise that the masterminds behind Sesame Street offer wonderful resources for teachers of young students, but I was very surprised at the depth and breadth of information they had for teachers of all levels and subject areas. This is a resource well worth your time to check out.Anyone can use the materials free of charge and without and account. However, if you do decide to sign up for an account you have the ability to save, organize and share resources with colleagues — pretty darn handy.

Here are a few reasons that make this website worth perusing:  Continue reading