Sunday, April 5, 2009

Career Explorations for High School Students by Carol Tapp

With our oldest child starting high school in the fall, Career Explorations for High School Students by Carol Tapp caught my attention. I was hesitant at first because many sources do not share our family's belief that God has a plan for our lives and seeking His will is our first priority.

But as I began reading this book I was blessed to see an overriding theme of helping students become the men and women God created them to be. This book helps parents fulfill the verse in Proverbs 22:6 that instructs us to train up our children in the way they should go. Giving our children the tools to fulfill God's plan for their lives is the greatest gift we can give them.

The book addresses the fact that career exploration is a process. It goes on to enumerate steps to accomplish it. There are additional sources provided to assist our students in making this journey.

One highlight of the book is about helping our teens make a plan for reaching their desired career goal, which was previously determined by following the outlined steps. Having a plan in place allows the student to take control of his future instead of having the parent doing the pushing. It allows him to be internally motivated to achieve the steps on the path he feels God has for him.

The information in this short book will greatly enable me to help my children prepare for their future.

You can purchase this 4-page WeE-book from The Old Schoolhouse Store.

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