I have a daughter who will graduate in May 2022 with her BS as a graphic artist and minor in sports management.
December 28,2021 at 4:07PM UTC
Over the holidays she had a total meltdown. Most of us have felt this way. I’m unsure how to support her. This generation is so much different than us. I can remember looking through the help wanted ads after graduation and realizing I really wasn’t qualified for anything, including to work as a cake decorator at a local bakery! Talk about perspective!
I bring these things up to her and it seems to fall flat. She’s a beautiful young lady but she lacks the confidence to “go grab the brass ring”. She has always been this way. She forced herself to reach out to people and it is certainly out of her comfort zone. I have encouraged her to get a masters in art or sports management, but she’s so done with school right now. I have tried to convince her that it’s so much easier to do now then wait until later. Life always gets in the way.
Any thoughts on how to encourage her to “stop panicking about the future” and ways us as parents can help reach her where she is? The job world is so different than when I or her dad started working many years ago! I work in health care so it’s hard for me to translate my experience to her. Thanks!
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