Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Explore Careers Expand horizons Children like to imagine what life will be like as an adult. They often enjoy thinking of themselves in a glamorous or exciting career, such as professional athlete or rock star. By exploring and investigating a variety of careers, you can help your child understand that there are lots of interesting and rewarding careers to choose from. Identify abilities and interests Help your child identify his/her interests and talents. Talk to your child about how a particular talent or personality trait might be a valuable asset in the right career. Provide opportunities Learn about careers together. There are a number of excellent books, and there's a wealth of career information online at sites such as www.bls.gov/ooh. Find some after-school activities to support and expand your child’s interests. Arrange for your child to talk to someone who works in a career field that he/she finds interesting. Talk about the jobs and careers you have had, and provide opportunities for your child to learn about the careers of other family members.