For many parents, it’s difficult to look past the role of ‘being a parent.' There are children to care for, memories to be made, those rare moments of alone time when we can focus on our passions and hobbies, and all the other small details that makeup life as head of a clan of people. There’ll come a time, however, when you have more time on your hands, such as when all the kids have started school or - shudder - begun to leave home. At that point, you’ll probably start thinking about getting yourself a job, and maybe a career. But if you’ve spent years being a parent, would anybody hire you? You bet they would. Just through the course of raising children, you’ll have acquired many valuable skills, and there’ll be some jobs that you’ll be tailor made for. Below, we take a look at everything you need to know about using your awesome parenting skills to land a career you love.
When you hear the word party, you usually imagine one of two things; it’s either a small child’s birthday party will loads of little kids running their socks off to party music and eating pre made sandwiches off paper plates, or it’ll be a bunch of teenagers getting drunk when their parents are away. But fear not because adults can have parties too, but how are you going to make it sophisticated enough for a grown up audience? Well if you carry on reading, you’ll not have to wonder!
Not everyone is able to get the advice they need to hear when they’re young. Often it takes repeated mistakes, foresight and the reflection on both of those happenstances that crafts a wise and knowledgeable adult. However, as the old saying goes, foresight teaches gently, while error teaches brutally. There are many things you need to know about becoming a functional adult, and not all of them are as obvious as you might expect. Luckily, with the right attitude and foresight, you can continue on your path with some form of wisdom. If you haven’t the parent or elder who can guide you through this time in your life, this guide will serve as a substitute.
Be sure to digest all of the advice here and see what it means for your own situation. A little foresight can mean plenty when you’re planning a life.