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  1. » High School Life Skills: Career Exploration
    March 21, 2015 @ 7:55 am

    […] Deciding what you want to be when you grow up can be an overwhelming task for teenagers. In most cases …read more       […]

  2. Amy
    March 22, 2015 @ 1:34 pm

    I think letting our kids know that you don’t need to know what you want to do heading into college and it’s perfectly okay to change your mind. My oldest daughter is 21 and after graduating from homeschool went to community college, earned her AA in Liberal Arts and now is working on obtaining her Paralegal Certificate which she will get in May. Upon entering college, she was clueless as to her future. She learned that with her interest in Government and her keen English skills, a Paralegal would be a good, stable career for her. My 19 year old son is attending our local Barber school. And my youngest daughter is 15 and wants to be a personal trainer. All careers that I find to be respectable but others look down on. What do your high schoolers want to be?

  3. Heidi
    March 23, 2015 @ 8:59 am

    Amy, I don’t think our children need to know what they are going to do heading into college, but I think it helps to get them thinking about it and trying things out during their high school years. Our teen is currently planning on continuing to coach gymnastics through her years at community college where she is considering a degree as an x-ray tech. While I believe there are those that believe coaching gymnastics is not as respectable as other professions, if that is what she ends up doing, and she is still as happy with it as she is now, then I will be thrilled for her.

  4. Ann
    March 24, 2015 @ 3:37 pm

    I love the resources here. I’ve had two that knew exactly what they wanted to study in college — and that greatly helps in the college search process, which can get overwhelming otherwise. I’ve had one that wasn’t so sure and may end up transferring schools if she changes her mind from what she started out in. I will send her some of these links! And then my high school sophomore this year has absolutely no clue… so ALL of these resources will come in handy for him. Gotta love this exciting time of life! 🙂

  5. Heidi
    March 24, 2015 @ 3:55 pm

    Ann, I am so glad that even someone who has children who have been through this can find these resources useful!

  6. KarenTrina
    March 25, 2015 @ 9:02 am

    I agree with Ann. The resources here are helpful, even for someone who has children who have gone through the process. A couple of my children did know what they wanted to do and some weren’t sure, but my youngest is also clueless! She will be a senior next year, so we will look at some of these resources.

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