When I was a teen, like many young people I had unrealistic visions of either becoming a professional football player or a rockstar. I was too small at 5’10” to play football, and I still can’t carry a tune! Yet [...]
A mentor once told me you can do anything if you possess the right knowledge and skills. He firmly believed these were the only two ingredients required for success. I have found, however, there is one more ingredient needed—motivation.
My greatest lesson on the importance of career studies was in the late 70s when I was a middle school student in a small private school that did not have resources and curriculum to teach career exploration. (Remember, the internet [...]
Free Printable for Teens
Guide your middle school or high school career exploration with this 2-page printable worksheet. It’s a free gift from TruSpark!Print as many copies as you want for your research about jobs and career clusters. While this [...]
When you parent a teen, your text threads fill up with (sometimes comical) distress calls. Here are approximations of actual texts I’ve received from my teenage daughter or teenage step-son:
“We made it to the drive-in movie, but we can’t [...]