Child and career choices

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My four year old daughter to the question of who she wants to be when he grows up, modestly: "Princess." Good profession, the main thing is rare. But what if the prince does not get us? It is desirable to have left even some profession. Well, just in case.

The problem of choosing a profession sooner or later confronts every. And this choice — one of the most important in life.

Knowledge — force

In order to choose, you need to know to choose from. Well, if the child is aware of the existence of a wide variety of professions. Not infrequently man chooses a profession of their parents or their close friends simply because of his childhood made in a closed, confined little world.

O.I.Semenchenko, head of psychological rehabilitation center "Augur":

"Pay attention to the circus or working dynasty. Children are born circus almost on sawdust circus for them — the native home, and social networks is very limited. It is no wonder that they choose for themselves a profession related to the circus. At the same time, the families of the actors circle is much wider, and the professions, in one way or another connected with the world of theater and film, much more. Perhaps that is why an acting dynasty we did not have much. "

Expand knowledge of the world!

  • Often tell the child about the different professions to reduce teen nice open day at the institute — and preferably not in one. Treat it as long as possible without too much awe and reverence, because it is not necessary that it is this institution then the child will connect their lives. Just go in there like a museum — look, talk, feel the atmosphere.
  • Ask your friends and acquaintances to tell the child about their professions. Often, this, too, is the impetus for the revival of interest in a particular specialty.
  • Another good option — a variety of clubs and sections where you can not just learn about the theory of a new area, but also in live and to be immersed.

Wide Range of Choice

But suppose the wonderful high school years come to an end, and the interests of your offspring and undecided. Nothing like it or, on the contrary, like too much. Or like the first, and then came a bitter disappointment. How to make a choice?

There are special techniques that allow to identify the main tendencies and interests, and to find suitable profession. For the most part, they are focused on "youth mulling habitation", but often adults, forty or fifty years men are turning to a psychologist with a request to pick up a trade. After all, hated, not suitable particular person work sometimes leads to very unpleasant consequences, including depression, mental disorders and somatic illnesses. Sometimes we do not even imagine the devastation that is caused by the "wrong profession."

Psychologist O.I.Semenchenko says:

"In my practice recently had a case. Mother brought her daughter to the reception twenty-four. The girl recently graduated in economics from the university, received a diploma, my mother arranged for her to his company accountant. Profession for my daughter, too, at one time my mother had chosen — the work of "neat", well-paid, is always in demand. The girl has always been an obedient daughter, that in this case does not resist my mother's choice, though the soul she'd never lay a piece of paper and figures. And nothing, but that's a twenty-four-year girl did not have any boyfriend, she is also a disco never went, everyone was at home, with my mother.

We conducted a test of professional orientation. The result was stunning. The list of prohibited specialties got one single category — economic profession! We started working with the girl picked to start a completely different area of activity — it became a shop assistant in a luxury cabin expensive cosmetics. For it is the very different life, where she was able to finally open up and feel in your element. For a talented consultant wrestled heads of several departments. In five sessions, she called me and said that she would not come to the next meeting as they go with friends to a rest home. "

Often parents do not even admit the thought that their child may have a pronounced ability, say, to journalism or biology, for the simple reason that "our family no journalist" was not. However, sometimes an apple from the tree pulls back far enough. Do not disturb him and help choose the right direction — our main goal.

When it's time to be determined

From 0 to 7 years You can carry out a common diagnosis — as developed memory, attention, perception (auditory and visual), thinking, creativity. The psychologist will determine which hemisphere of the child's lead, because it is your right or left brain determines which area is most clearly demonstrate the ability of the baby.

From 7 to 11 years Children are beginning to take an interest in the various professions, but a serious professional guidance so far, we can only make preliminary plans. However pronounced interests and abilities can be developed now — the talent in this age impossible not to notice.

Teens are trying to assess themselves, their psychological and physiological resources, so that, starting from 12 years it is already possible to test for career guidance.

Typically, these tests include five major areas:

  • "Man — nature"
  • "People — Technology»
  • "Man — the man"
  • "Man — a sign system"
  • "Man — an artistic image."

The survey must necessarily be complex, and it is better to trust the expert — in fact you need to successfully carry out the test and then properly interpret the results. And the effort involved today, tomorrow will pay off handsomely.

For help in preparation of the material O.I.Semenchenko, head of the center physiological and psychological rehabilitation "Augur" (

Inessa Smyk

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