Are You Bringing Your Child To Work on April 23? Here’s Why You Should.

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3) It sparks passion.

While your chosen career may not necessarily interest your child, seeing you participate in work that you find fulfilling can be an incredibly powerful lesson. It’s an opportunity to demonstrate the importance of finding a profession that you’re passionate about. Doing so will make your child feel empowered and help create a set of values surrounding a fulfilling career and a balanced work and family life.

2) It encourages hard work.

Children ages 8 to 18 are encouraged to participate, and those on the older side can get some valuable insight into what part-time jobs or college internships might be like. Etiquette, professionalism and respect for authority are subtle takeaways that older participants will pick up on, and that they may not experience anywhere else. Experiencing a workplace also shows children that their education is a means to an end. It’s a reminder that the effort they put in now will make them more successful in the future.

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