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The Parent's Crash Course in Career Planning:
Helping Your College Student Succeed

The Parent's Crash Course in Career Planning

     by Marcia B. Harris and Sharon L. Jones

     Synopsis (taken from back cover of book)

         "I think I'll major in drama."
         "Maybe I'll go to grad school."
         "I'm going to take some time off after college."
         "Four years, five years - what's the difference?"
         "I'm keeping my options open."

If these statements sound familiar to you, join the crowd: parents everywhere have been hearing similar thoughts from their college-age kids for years. Most of those parents didn't know what to say, how to respond, how to help without getting in the way. » Read more

Career Coaching Your Kids

Career Coaching Your Kids

     by David H. Montross, Theresa E. Kane,
     and Robert J. Ginn, Jr.

     Synopsis (taken from back cover of book)

Despite the popular belief that children listen to everyone but their parents, research has shown that children of all ages look to their parents as role models and advisors in one of the most important and daunting tasks of growing up - choosing a career. Parents can easily find themselves either overly involved in their children's decision-making process or insufficiently supportive. This book emphasizes the value of parental support and shows parents how to help rather than hinder their children's process of career discovery. » Read more

Career Coaching Your Kids: Guiding Your
Child Through The Process of Career Discovery

Career Coaching Your Kids

     by Montross, David H.

The authors identified the different roles parents can play at each stage and the most appropriate steps to take as children grown into adulthood.

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