There are many ways to prepare your child for the world of work. Employers are increasingly looking for skills, such as creativity, problem-solving, initiative and work ethic. These skills are necessary for working well with others and can be taught at home. Below are a few tips for incorporating professional behaviors at home that will place your child on a path to success.
- Help your child develop a positive attitude.
- Encourage your child to accept other children’s ideas, even if they are different from their own.
- Discuss with your child ways in which his or her behavior might affect the feelings of other children.
- Resolve conflicts in a positive manner.
- Talk to your child about how they are feeling and discuss ways to deal with their emotions in a healthy way.
- Create a family project and ask your child to be the project leader.
- Encourage your child to take ownership of their mistakes.
- Involve your child in real-world examples of decision-making. Talk to your child about how his or her decisions affects other people.
- Explain why work is important – not only for a source of income but also as a way to contribute to society.