What better way to show your child the importance of your job than by taking them to work with you? Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 28 is the perfect opportunity for you to teach them the value of hard work and networking.
You always want to make sure that you’re putting your best foot forward. This is the opportunity to show your child what you do for a living and how you interact with people.
Your Kids Read You
Our children learn by watching us and not necessarily by everything we say. Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is a great opportunity to teach your child how to converse with adults. This is a good time to go over some key tips with them before you leave the house. Remind your child to:
- Look at the adult who is speaking to them and not at the ground.
- Encourage your child to use complete sentences when they speak. If a co-worker asks them their age, the response is not, “seven.” The response should be, “I’m seven years old.”
- Teach your child the importance of addressing authority figures by utilizing your co-workers’ last names during introductions (i.e., Mr. Winbush or Ms. Alexander.)
Bash the company in front of your child. Also, don’t allow your son or daughter to be a fly on the wall. Rather explain to them what you are doing and why, when you can, so they can get a better understanding of your job.