Is your son or daughter eager to find meaningful work domestically or abroad? Does it worry you?

Your son or daughter may deliberately be opting for a type of job far different from yours. Some studies show that young adults are twice as likely to answer `no` to the question, `Did your parents` occupations influence your own choice of occupation?`

It may not be easy as parent to be supportive, when his or her career decision doesn`t jibe with your own.For many grown children, observing their parents` work struggles with job satisfaction gives them an extra incentive to find jobs that are meaningful and enjoyable.

So give them space in how to choose a career. They are individuals in their own right who need to make their own choices launching their work lives as well as learn from their own on-the-job mistakes.

As adults, we often make the mistake of remembering our youth as a time when `the world was our oyster.` It`s easy to forget how overwhelming a world of choice can be, how easy it is to fall into our first job through fear or confusion, and how difficult life is when we are not supported for our natural strengths and motivations.

You can help your son or daughter navigate the difficult choices that go with higher education and many career choices. In fact, 71% of teens cite Parents as their leading `First Choice`when asked who their would approach for career planning help.

As a parent, you can be supportive by learning:

- different coaching roles and responsibilities;
- how to clarify your child`s skills and strengths;
- how to help them set realistic goals and take action steps that advance their education and careers.

You may need help from a career counsellor on how to choose a career for your young adult. Or, you may use other resources, including websites, books, friends with expertise, or career centers at schools. Whatever you do, understand that your child wants your advice but they want to be left alone too to make up their own minds.

If your son or daughter is lost and confused about further education or work, you can help give them clarity and build their confidence. You can save yourself years of frustration and worry, not to mention $1000s in lost tuition or expenses if your son or daughter chooses the wrong path.

Set your young adult on the right path, not by identifying a single, `correct` career to pursue.Avoid telling them `where the jobs will be,` but rather provide them with a strong jumping off point from which to excel.

Set your young adult on the right path, not by identifying a single, correct career to pursue.Avoid telling them `where the jobs will be,` but rather provide them with a strong jumping off point from which to excel.

In my career counselling job, I focus on identifying key success patterns and in your child`s natural and dependable strengths.I create a Road Map Report that helps you and your child navigate through school and work decisions. This is very helpful in such situations because it narrow down specific job options that will best suit him or her, and specific educational programs that will nurture and develop their strengths into suitable career options.

Author's Bio: 

George Dutch is a certified Job Change Expert For 20 years, I`ve helped over 3000 people just like you who felt lost or confused or trappeda and wanted a better job fit! Are you ready to change your job or career? And start working naturally and effortlessly so that you get ENERGIZED by your job instead of drained, dumped out, dumped on, or dead-ended? For more information please Visit www.jobjoy.com