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How Can You Help Your Children In Their Career Selection

I have three boys, 12, 11 and 9 years old and very frequently they ask me "Dad what do you do in your job ?" I answer that I am an accountant and explain them what are my duties during a regular day of work, then they say that they are going to be an accountant just like their Dad, of course I know this is not a very good advice for them instead of that I decided to prepare some tours and take them to a several places and explained what was going on there and who was the people in charge of those places. And so far at this point we have visited these places:

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1. A hospital.

I called one of my old friends who is a Medical Doctor and gave us a quick guided tour in the hospital he works also explained all the different areas of the hospital. At the end of the day my kids had a better idea of what the Doctors do in their job.
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I called one of my old friends who is a Medical Doctor and gave us a quick guided tour in the hospital he works also explained all the different areas of the hospital. At the end of the day my kids had a better idea of what the Doctors do in their job.

2. Lawers firm.

I asked another friend who works in a law firm to receive us in his law firm office and explained to us what was his job and the type of legal cases he was managing.
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I asked another friend who works in a law firm to receive us in his law firm office and explained to us what was his job and the type of legal cases he was managing.

3. A residential construction area

Next week we went to a new residential area which still is in construction and meet whit one of their Arquitects who explained us what was his job and responsibilities as a designer of all those nice houses.
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Next week we went to a new residential area which still is in construction and meet whit one of their Arquitects who explained us what was his job and responsibilities as a designer of all those nice houses.

4. Accounting firm

In our home town there are offices of all the big four accounting firms and visited one of them and did the same, I asked a friend to give us a quick tour in those nice and big offices, then he took us to a meeting room and show us a nice video of his important firm and explained to us what was his responsibilities as an accountant.
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In our home town there are offices of all the big four accounting firms and visited one of them and did the same, I asked a friend to give us a quick tour in those nice and big offices, then he took us to a meeting room and show us a nice video of his important firm and explained to us what was his responsibilities as an accountant.

5. Airport

After some days my youngest kid told me that maybe we was interested in understanding the job of a big airplane pilot. What I did is to contact the local Airport and a very nice person who is the Chief Administrator accepted to received us during the weekend and had the opportunity to talk with a professional pilot.
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After some days my youngest kid told me that maybe we was interested in understanding the job of a big airplane pilot. What I did is to contact the local Airport and a very nice person who is the Chief Administrator accepted to received us during the weekend and had the opportunity to talk with a professional pilot.

6. What´s next ?

Since we visited all these places now my children have a better idea of what all these profesionals actually do and think about if they like these careers. In the next months I will set up more guided tours for my Sons. Actually we are having so much fun and it is educational. It is a matter of time when our children will have to make their own choice.No one teach us how to be a good father or a good mother, but what we can do is to try to do the best we can.
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Since we visited all these places now my children have a better idea of what all these profesionals actually do and think about if they like these careers. In the next months I will set up more guided tours for my Sons. Actually we are having so much fun and it is educational.

It is a matter of time when our children will have to make their own choice.

No one teach us how to be a good father or a good mother, but what we can do is to try to do the best we can.

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