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JOB LOSS SURVIVAL GUIDE
Have you, a member of your family, or a friend been laid off? This can help you cope.
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A collection of links to help you in your job search.
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RAISING CHILDREN You Can Live With
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Be Your Homeschool Teen's "Career Coach"

by Jim Davis

As a home schooling parent, you are constantly searching for additional resources to help them become as well-prepared as possible. You have been providing a good foundation by emphasizing good values and sound principles to live by, as well as providing academic training. Career guidance incorporates these, in addition to helping your teen to explore their interests and skills. As their career coach you will help them make decisions that will show the true value of the home schooling experience.

Most teens have little idea of what they want to do with their lives when they finish high school. Those who have decided have often made their choices based on how much money they think they can make in a particular job. And, they often have only a sketchy idea of what the job actually involves or what education and training is required. This is probably the main reason why so many college students change their majors at least once before they graduate. That gets expensive!

You can provide the help your teen needs with free assistance from The Family Corner's Mentor Service. It can help you to guide your son or daughter as they develop their career plans, even if they don't know what kind of work they want to do when they grow up. What most people don't realize about career planning is that it involves a lot more than deciding what career they want. It involves examining interests, capabilities, talents, values, and aspirations. It requires some basic life decisions, such as what your work ethic will be. When you get down to it, career planning involves deciding what kind of person you are going to be as much as it does what kind of work you want to do.

This is probably one of the reasons you decided on home schooling, in the first place. You have already been working to help your teen in these areas, because you know that what kind of person you are is more important than what your job is or how much money you make. (Also see "Career or Job?")

You can help your teen to assess their interests (see assessment links,) examine the skills they will need to develop, and determine the various possibilities they may want to pursue. You can also introduce them to other potential interests that neither you nor they may have even thought of. A career counselor/coach can help you with these tasks and can also help with many other areas you may not have considered.

Then, together, you can develop plans for each of the alternatives you and your teen have come up with, including how jobs they have as students fit into the plans.

Becoming your teen's career coach can have many benefits for you and your family, as well as for the young adult you are helping to start an independent, successful life. Plus, you'll be able to use what you learn for your own career development, as well.

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