Coaching our kids about career paths is complicated.
American workers’ experiences during the recession and the uncertainty of the global economy have made many of us more opinionated about what careers our kids pursue. We have seen job loss and burnout. We have seen highly educated professionals such as lawyers and bankers lose their jobs. And we have seen college graduating classes face an overwhelmingly touch employment arena. While a college degree usually guarantees better wages, the mantra of parents clearly has become: Can you land a decent paying job with that degree?