1. Become actively involved in each child's interests, aptitudes, and abilities and explore their possible link to future careers and lifestyles.
2. Verbalize an awareness of various career pathways available to the children and their educational or training prerequisites.
3. Expose the children to career opportunities that broaden their goals beyond the limitations of stereotypical gender, status, and ethnic roles.
4. Participate as a family in work, school, and community-sponsored career awareness programs.
5. Involve family members in the use of career-based technology.
6. Actively promote and explore with the children, opportunities for post high school, career-oriented training (e.g., college, work-study programs, armed services, internships).
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Although nobody gets a parenting manual or bible in the delivery room, it is our duty as parents to try to make our kids as well rounded, happy and confident as possible. It is a lot easier to bring up great kids than it is to try and fix problems caused by bad parenting, when our kids have become adults. Our children are all individuals - they are not our property but people in their own right.