February 15, 2021

Helping Your child Prepare for their Future Career

As parents, we want to give our children a great start in life. One of the best ways we can do this is by helping our children to prepare effectively for their future careers.

An independent school in Hertfordshire believes that parental support is one of the most important factors when it comes to a child’s future success. They have helped to put together the following advice for families…



Talk to your child about their favourite school subjects. This is really important when it comes to choosing GCSEs and A levels, because enjoyment of a subject will lead to the best results. These kinds of conversations will prompt your child to think about their academic strengths and how they could benefit their future.


If your child does have a particular career interest, it can be helpful to research the qualifications required in order to secure that role. However, it is also important that your child keeps an open mind. Encourage them to explore and develop a wide range of skills at school. In doing so, they will be keeping their options open in case they change their mind about their career choice later on.

Positive thinking

If your child feels worried about not getting the qualifications they need to get their dream job, take some time to reassure them. Help them to think positively and remind them that they can do anything they put their mind to. Even if they don’t achieve the grades they need, there will always be other avenues they can explore in order to reach their goal.

Growth Mindset

Teach your child about resilience and encourage them to have a ‘growth mindset’. A growth mindset is a really useful for children because it will support them through many challenges in life. Children with a growth mindset believe that their abilities will improve over time. This encourages them to keep trying in order to reach their goals.

Building confidence

To help your child build their confidence, you will need to give them more responsibility. Entrusting your child to complete tasks alone will help them to learn and it will also make them feel more capable. Ask your child to help with some simple jobs around the house, such as tidying up, or feeding a pet. This will increase their feelings of competency.

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