Giving advice

As a parent or carer, you are likely to be the single biggest influence on your child’s thoughts and feelings about their future career. You are reading this because you care deeply about them having a happy and productive life. It is really important that you are aware of the influence you have and that you try your best to give positive, supportive and empowering advice rather than negative, restricting and disempowering.

A good parent helps their child the most when they:

How can I help my child with their career plans?

To supplement the support offered by schools the government has created an organisation called the National Careers Service, which offers online support for young people aged 11-19 via text/email, a free phone telephone advice line, web chat and on their web site found here.

Encourage and support – but don’t dictate!

Support from parents is very important when key decisions such as subject choices are being made. While it may not always feel that way, young people do take notice of advice offered to them by their parents or carers. Just keep in mind that your child’s decisions should be based on their personal interests, aspirations and abilities.

The more you know about the information, advice and guidance that is available and where it can be accessed, the better. Don’t be afraid to contact the school or local college if you have any questions.

Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions. You can call us on 02476 932 932 or fill in our enquiries form found here.