Neuro-sculpting children’s career development

We don’t need to search psychology articles on the internet to know that parents influence their children’s development. However, American author, educator and psychologist Joann Deak has an interesting way to describe parents’ role. She says parents are “neuro-sculptors” and that all of the interactions children have during the course of a day influence the adults they will become.

As career professionals, we know the role of parents is also critical in their children’s career development. The influence on children’s perceptions of career begins when they are young and continues over time whenever parents talk about or model behaviours and attitudes about their own or others’ work.  

To highlight the practical aspects of neuro-sculpting from a career perspective and explore how parents can have effective conversations with their children, I spoke with career expert and Mum Amanda Smidt. Lately she has been having fascinating career conversations in her family bubble. (See below).

Dr Val O’Reilly is an Executive Director of The Career Development Company. Keep an eye on our homepage for updates on our response to Covid-19. #career #career conversations

1 thought on “Career Conversations with Children

  1. I totally agree with you Madam Smidt, thank u for this beautiful conversation, i think its interesting to do such conversations with our children ,ill try to experience my daughters interests in life, thank u again to you and Dr O’reilly🌹

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