Going Beyond “What Do You Want to Be?”

How many times have you been at a back-to-school event or a family reunion and someone asks your child, “So what do you want to be when you grow up?”

In many cases, the child responds back, “Firefighter, Teacher, Doctor, Athlete,” and then the conversation ends. While asking a child what they want to do when they grow up is a great question, how can we go deeper with our kids to help be an advocate for their future?

Instead of asking, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” perhaps try some of these questions:

Tell me about your favorite activity.

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