In life, we all want what’s best for our kids, and will be happy as long as they are happy, whether it be in career, life, family, hobbies whatever…But with our 3 kids growing up and them being three different age groups I ponder to myself when and what do I think their careers will be? can I see it in them now?
Roo being 13 is definitely heading to those type of questions and maybe even early steps of decisions, shes an active vocal girl that likes to be involved with many things, many sports and especially dancing. But in today’s modern world she spends time on social media and gaming with her friends as well as those other things.
For many years we’ve always suggested school college then university for something she might want to do, being a Doctor or Nurse has been around her for many years, ever since she was very little, and I’m surprised if she doesn’t at least explore it, but with her interest in the stage, dancing, shows, singing I wonder if shes leaning towards that or just enjoying it while at school, like some of her sports she does.
Tigger is my special boy, and I can write a whole post on him and his little things he does (it’s coming), but he’s nine and starting to show very early signs of what he really is interested in and likes to do. Nine maybe a bit young for those type of assessments but I’m not sure. He’s really into computing, gaming and has done a range of coding and computer-based things. Of course, he likes things like Pokemon, Lego etc but these aren’t really his long term goals and just hobbies.
But I’ve been finding myself trying to compliment and organise the stuff that I believe he’s probably looking to go into, he’s a solid book reader and has excelled over the last 2 years and now is arguably the best in his year at reading (apparently). However, with his style and interests in plotting with getting him a PC, and other Coding type things, there are several programs on tablets and iPads that have great tools with this also.
Piglet, well she’s four, and I’ll be honest, she’s my concerned one. I will support her and love her forever, however, I do think she will be the one that pushes me lol, she will be the rebel, she will be the one that does whatever whenever. She loves animals, and is always keen to be involved and help teachers etc. She worries about kids and Animals, I wouldn’t be surprised if she was a vet or “looking after animals”, her words lol, I don’t know if she will ever have a career or just a series of jobs, but then again, ask me in 5 years and will see whats she’s become.
I do think 9 and 13 are perhaps a bit young to be aiding them in career development and pushing them in the direction they want to, but then again maybe not, especially Roo as shes 13, I would have liked that support, as probably hundreds out there if not thousands, so perhaps helping them and setting them up for real-world situations and life changes is the right move.
I don’t think to give them tools is the wrong move? but ultimately I’m keen to see where they will land and head towards, but I do want them to be the best of what they can be, I’m proud of them whatever but as a parent I want them to be successful and happy.