Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Mom & Dad could hurt your job hunt
Don’t you love the helicopter parents—hovering…?
Anita Bruzzese, Gannett, says all this started with the Baby Einstein tapes (since debunked).
Professors call the kids of hovering parents “teacups” because they are ready to shatter at the slightest stress.
They don’t want criticism after they get a job, but worse yet, they may bring their parents to the interview—or the parents may have the poor judgment to come.
As you bring up your kid, let the kid think for him or herself.
Make them ask questions.
Allow them to make choices.
Don’t heap them with help unless they ask. Even then, encourage them to give themselves advice.
My daughter started a new job—I admit I did come up with a few bits of advice from this site.