Anatomy of Careers and Connection (Episode 158)

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Doctors Brian and Giuseppe discuss the benefits of talking about careers with kids, and how knowledge about a parent's career can affect the parent-child connection. Dr. Ronald Shapiro describes some activities that he has used to open up a career dialog between parents and kids. Topics include:

  • What do kids know about their parents' careers? What if their parent works in the health care field and most of their daily activities are confidential?
  • Why is it important for parents and kids to discuss careers?
  • What is "Take Our Sons and Daughters To Work Day" and "Take Your Kids To Work Day"?
  • What are some fun activities that can begin a career discussion between parents and their children?

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Note: Posts on Family Anatomy are for education only, and are not intended to replace professional or medical advice. If you need to talk to someone about family or mental health issues, you can get a referral from your family doctor. Doctors Brian and Giuseppe discussed kids in general in this episode, but every child is unique; your experience may vary from that discussed in this episode.