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Ep. 59: College, Careers, and Becoming Adult

Ep. 59: College, Careers, and Becoming Adult

Update: 2019-11-17
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Here’s a surprising fact: most teens have NO idea what they want to do when they “grow up.” And even the ones who do have no idea how to get there. 
Unfortunately this can lead teens to taking longer to get through college and find their place in the world. They may grow frustrated at having to switch jobs every two years - and in turn it makes their parents question if their teen will ever find their place in the workforce. 
This week I spoke with Barbara Schneider, researcher and author of Becoming Adult: How Teenagers Prepare for the World of Work about teens and their futures. Barbara clued me onto the environments that best set kids up for finding fulfilling work. One of the keys to helping teens find their path is simply exposure to what the possibilities are. 
Because the landscape of work is changing so quickly every year, Barbara suggests parents learn with their teen about what kinds of jobs and work are really out there. In addition to learning this, you will discover:

  • The difference between “players” and “workers”

  • ...and why each one has problems

  • The main factors that lead teens to attend college 

  • How to help you teen balance their “work” and “play”

  • When teens experience the most flow


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Ep. 59: College, Careers, and Becoming Adult

Ep. 59: College, Careers, and Becoming Adult

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