How You Affect Your Child's Career Choices

You affect the level of education or training that your children achieve: the knowledge they have about work and different occupations; the beliefs and attitudes they have about work; and the job skills they learn.


  1. The attitudes and behavior you reward and punish, approve or disapprove of;

  2. The expectations you have for your children's education and career;

  3. The examples you set for your children;

  4. The influence you exert on who is around them – the children and adults who will become their "significant others";

  5. The opportunities you offer your children to learn and develop; and;

  6. The kind of parent-child relationship you develop.

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