SAMPLE TALKING POINTS
KIDS SHOULD BE INSPIRED EARLIER.
•Research shows that kids who develop hobbies earlier in life make happier adults.
•An early childhood interest is more likely to develop into a career that is a good fit.
•Most American’s make this decision later in life, leaving 2/3 dissatisfied with their choice.
SHOULD WE BE ASKING YOUNG KIDS, "WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?".
•Holly can share her perspective on why we should be asking "What are all the things you want to be" instead.
Holly can share a list of books that help children to start thinking more broadly about the question, “What do you want to be?”
•Holly can share a list of activities that can help parents identify their child’s interests and skills beyond posing this question.
ROLE MODELS ARE IMPORTANT
•Kids do not want to be told by parents or guidance counselors what they should be, they want to learn by example (Junior Achievement).
•Holly can share a list of ways that parents can find role models for their kids across different career paths.