Choosing a career path is a complicated and confusing choice to make on your own if you are just a child. Parents should involve and help the child in making this choice. Unfortunately, the world of education and employment are changing fast, and there aren’t any guarantees that the choice you make will be the one that pays the highest. But what’s important is to find something that fits the child’s aptitudes and what he enjoys doing, rather than a career that would bring more money.
What talents does the child have?
Children that have special talents, like singing, painting, drawing or dancing can use these talents as actual career paths. Take them to special courses where the talent they have is exploited and trained and the child could follow a career as a professional singer or dancer. If they are good at painting they could work for different work shops and produce paintings there, or if they are talented enough, they can go independent and sell their creations for a lot of money. A kid that is good at drawing should be oriented to combine this native talent with special programs for design and art from the computer; this way they could become concept artists, game designers, or they could follow any other artistic branch of developing a game. A child that is talented at writing should be encouraged to write and publish the books that result from his writing. There are many career paths a talented child can go on, they only need support from their family and encouragement as they go down the road to success.
What subjects does the child succeed in?
Many children don’t have any native talents that could make them good for creative careers. But that’s not a problem, because any kid excels in something at school. Pay attention to the strong points of the child and make them fix their attention more on the subjects they are good at, rather than forcing them to take good grades at all the subjects they have in school; big grades don’t matter as much as learning what you are anyway good at and becoming the best you can at that particular subject. Some children are passionate by the logical subjects, like mathematics. Let them learn as much as they can and one day they could teach others and they will definitely lead a happy and fulfilling life by doing what they like. Others might be passionate by biology and chemistry; encourage them to follow medicine as a career option and they surely won’t regret it. What’s important to keep in mind is that all children are good at something and that is what they should choose in their career to never come home from work dissatisfied and stressed.