How do you perceive work? Usually, you may be appreciative of all the opportunities that your work presents. Often, you may thrive in the challenging environment that you are immersed in each day. Sometimes, you may feel that the pressure is building up. But regardless of how you perceive work at any given time, one good perspective to think about is how your kids perceive what you do.
With the National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day coming up, millions of parents are anticipated to dress up their kids and bring them to the office for their taste of the world of employment. This is a great opportunity to not just tell children but also show them what you do for a living because if you are a parent.
Here are just three of the best reasons why you should take your kids to work.
Kids get to understand what you do outside of the home.
Kids tend to have a very fixed idea of who you are as a mom or dad, and letting them see that you are also an employee can help them more fully appreciate what you do, both in and out of the home.
Kids get to relate their education with the “real world.”
By seeing you in action with your colleagues, watching the dynamics of meetings, and observing how decisions are made, kids can better appreciate the things that they are learning at school and how these lessons relate to what comes after they graduate.
Parents discover where their kids’ interests lie.
Taking kids to work can provide a window into seeing what actually interests your kids and what they are likely to excel in. Kids learn best by seeing and doing, and taking them to work presents that opportunity.