Career Education for Kids

Career no more is a compulsory choice, as was in the past. Availability of summer jobs and exposure to a range of life style activities makes it easy to plan a career. Parents and peers too respect the talent of their wards, honing them on the same. It is no more necessary for a child to study dentistry in order to take care of the dental clinic installed by the earlier generation.

Family business class too are seeing their progeny diversifying their existing business or choosing an altogether different career. Any career choice should be backed with education. For being a beautician, you need to qualify your elementary knowledge on skin and hair techniques. Also keep abreast of knowledge in cosmetology. If you fancy yourself being a glider or an aviation expert, then you need to equip yourself with practical training with leading colleges.

It is also essential to learn new skills by listening or enrolling in summer classes. Personality development serves the basis for any career. A career in advertising requires an insatiable quest for products. It is an ongoing process. If you intend a teaching career, basic qualification in masters from reputed universities is essential. Qualification should be directly proportional to talent. Soft skills are required for customer service professionals. Drama and film making schools offer a variety of career oriented courses including radio jockeys, editing and camera filming. Management schools offer placement services too. Changing habits is necessitated. As you solve the crossword also read the headlines for an update on current affairs. Pick the table magazine at a coffee shop and find information. Tailor made courses are available in fashion designing, hotel management, events and languages. Ascertain your career choice at counseling centers. Centers for career counseling conduct psychological testing and vocation quotients to validate your career choice.

Financial Education For Kids – Have Your Kids Pay For Their Own College

Families are being pulled in all directions financially these days. Most are concerned with just making ends meet. Putting money away for their children’s education then becomes massively overwhelming in today’s economy. And for some families, an impossible dream.

The Reality of the Cost of College
Up until the 1970’s to the early 1980’s, the idea of working your way through college was within reach. Granted, it wasn’t easy, but it was still attainable. Student loans were more accessible, and had easier terms.

With college tuition skyrocketing, student loan access shrinking, and a poor job market, its put college out of reach for many kids. In fact, its forced many kids to look at community colleges as a stepping stone to a four year institution to earn a bachelor’s degree., and changed the way they enter school. Instead of applying to a four year institution, they’ll first go to a community college, then hope to transfer into a university, thereby cutting the cost of tuition.

Wouldn’t it be better if you can prepare your child for paying their own way through college, and do it a fraction of the cost of contributing to their education financially?

Bringing Back the Idea of Kids Earning Their Way Through College
I recently met a fellow trader, someone who did extremely well in his investments and was able to work a few minutes a day, then spend the rest of his day with his wife and young boys, age 7 and 10. He made an extremely generous living.

To my surprise, he told me that he wasn’t going to pay anything for his boys’ college education. Not one stinking dime. It surprised me that he would be such a cheapskate.

He then explained to me that when they’re old enough, he would start teaching them how to trade in the Forex markets, as he does. By the time they’ll be old enough for college, they’ll be more than able to pay for college themselves. And they won’t have to worry about getting a job after college, as they’ll be financially set.

In thinking about this concept, I thought it was brilliant. Teaching kids the skill of trading in the currency markets accomplishes several things at once:
* Takes a huge burden off the family of having to pay for their kids’ education.
* Gives gives parents peace of mind that their children will be able to provide for themselves.
* Because successful trading involves strict money management, it gives kids an excellent financial education.
* Teaches kids goal setting.
* Brings you closer to your kids as you get involved in trading together.

By investing in quality trader training, you’ll be spending a fraction of what you’d spend on college tuition, and get back so much more in return.

Character Education For Kids is Very Important – Moral Education For Modern Day Children

Why Character Education for kids is so Important?

There has been a shortage of character education in schools and this is becoming more evident from the increase in the crime rate and violent incidents taking place all over the world. Studies those have been made in different countries and the subsequent research done by experts and NGOs go on to show that there is a dramatic “moral decline” in the western world including America and Western Europe as well as Australia.

Much of these destructive trends are a direct result of the modern day social ideologies and thought processes that perpetuate self-indulgence and gratification of ones own being. Modern day thought processes deeply believe in the statistical data and is therefore obsessed with the massive growth in the mass media, the online world and the social networking sites like Face book, Orkut, Twitter etc. Modern day kids often try and look for solving their problems on the net which results in utmost confusion and wrongful decision making by them.

Why is Character Education so important for modern day children? Children these days do not feel the necessity of seeking the advice of their parents and other elder and experienced people who are much more mature than they are. This is also true because most of the families have become nuclear families and parents working hard for long hours and they have very little time to spare for their children who are left in the lurch to fend for themselves in their lives of lonely solitude, grappling to find a solution to each and every problem they encounter all by themselves. Children these days are losing faith in the concept of the absolute truth which every young individual is keen to find out. Therefore, because of this, the kids come to the conclusion that whatever works out for them in the short term is the right thing to do and things that do not work for them well is rejected by their subconscious minds to say the least.

With the growing disrespect for their parents and other elders who are seldom available, there is a shockingly overindulgence in sexual activities, increase in the number of abortion cases, there has been a big rise to self destructive habits and tendencies which manifest themselves in the form of suicidal attempts, taking recourse to drugs and alcohol thus resulting in their abuse and addiction, and many other types of destructive human behavior in modern society mostly in the big cities which emphasizes that there is a major concern and an urgent need for the introduction of moral education and in the school curriculum of every educational institution.

With rising competition in schools for getting better grades, moral science and character education as educative subjects have been losing its sheen and are being ignored. It is a subject that develops a person’s character traits and personality and yet it has not been made a compulsory subject. Because of this, we have seen a dramatic rise in the cases of instances in school violence, which are fatal and non-fatal crimes like rape, sexual predators, break in burglary etc. as well as serious assaults and racial discrimination’s as seen with the Australian students in recent times.

Safety Education For Kids and Teens

I thought I was knowledgeable about the dangers our children face in our crazy mixed up world. After all I raised five special needs children as a single parent after my wife passed away. It was not until I read some articles about the dangers facing our children on the internet that I realized I was only seeing the tip of the iceberg.

Safety education for kids and teens is critical and should be on the top of every parent to do list. Parents must take action immediately to assure the safety of our kids not only on the internet but in other life events as well.

Here are some really frightening statistics from law enforcement agencies:

*When your child enters a chat room and engages in conversation with someone there is a 50% probability that the stranger they are talking to is a pedophile pretending to be a child.

*At any time you are on the internet there are over 5 million pedophiles online with you.

*Your child can gain instant access to 1.8 billion pornographic websites.

*Even if your child has no interest in porn sites there is a 25% chance your child will still be exposed to pornographic images without warning while surfing the net.

*Around 75% of our kids will share personal information over the internet that could cause them or their family to be at risk.

*33% of our children will be subjected to cyber bullying, a serious danger on the internet.

*41% of cyber bullying victims will not tell friends, family, or teachers about the incidents and will keep the pain and depression they are experiencing to themselves, sometimes resulting in suicide (Bullycide is the new term).

*Online predators target kids 14 and older 77% of the time. 22% are between 10 and 13 years of age.

So we take a sigh of relief when they shut off the computer and go outside to socialize.

Then I see that according to statistics from another source violent crime statistics:

*47 murders as a daily average are committed!

*257 reported forced rapes as a daily average are committed!

*1142 reported robberies as a daily average are committed!

*2364 reported aggravated assaults as a daily average are committed!

Like most statistical data found in research the stats above are a few years old. Ask yourself if you think things have gotten better or worse over the past few years? I thought you would say that and I agree that things have gotten worse.

With all of this in mind we must figure out a way to provide safety education for kids and teens. It is not an easy task.

A parent must judge at what stage of development each child they have is in and tailor the education towards that level of understanding. There is a fine line as to how much information to give a child who is functioning on the level of an 8 year old and the information you would give a child operating at a level of a 15 year old.