Parents Get Expert Help with Teens’ College and Career Readiness from New Psychology Today Parenting Blog Interview with Career Key

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Parents get expert advice on their teen’s college and career readiness in an interview with Career Key published March 30 on the Psychology Today Parenting Blog. Professional counselor, author, and national thought leader in children’s mental health Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, M.S., L.P.C. conducted the interview.

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Parents get expert advice on their teen’s college and career readiness in a new interview with career guidance leader Career Key, http://www.careerkey.org, published March 30 in the “Teen Angst” section of the Psychology Today Parenting Blog.

In her post, “High School and Beyond: Information on how to help your teen become career and college ready,” professional counselor, author, and and national thought leader in children’s mental health, Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, M.S., L.P.C., interviewed Career Key author Dr. Lawrence K. Jones and Career Key Vice President, Juliet Wehr Jones.

Ms. Lohmann asked Career Key to answer several important questions to parents of teens, including:

  • At what age should parents begin to help their child narrow down his/her career interest?
  • How important is it for teens to be career and college ready?
  • How important is it for teens to be aware of their interests and skills before graduating from high school?
  • How important is it for teens to have job experience or an internship before graduating from high school?
  • How has the economy changed for teens as opposed to when their parents graduated from high school?

One important recommendation for parents is "[t]he best hedge against uncertainty is for students to choose a path that motivates them to create, persist, and learn." To read all the recommendations and the full interview, visit the Psychology Today Parenting Blog. The blog post also contains links to resources for parents who want to explore and learn more about teens' college and career readiness.

About The Career Key
The Career Key helps teens and parents get college and career ready with a valid career test and self-guided articles based on the best science and practices of career counseling. It was developed by nationally recognized counseling psychologist Dr. Lawrence K. Jones, NCC, a Professor Emeritus at N.C. State University. In addition to being earth-friendly, Career Key donates 10% of website sales to charity.

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