It seems like the helicopter parents (those parents who hover over their child’s every move) are staying closer to their offspring than ever before. Concerns regarding the economy are turning parents into career counselors. Is this really a wise move?
The last thing kids need to hear are their parents harping on them to find work. It’s scary enough out there when you graduate from college and you begin your life with a mound of debt. Now you’ve got mom and dad asking you daily (yes, including weekends) what you are doing to find work.
Parents, do yourself a favor. Give your kids some breathing room. Be supportive, but for goodness sake, stop hovering. Instead, give them the resources they need to find work. This may include a trip to the mall to buy an interview suit (yes, suits are still a requirement when searching for work), a few months free rent at home or an introduction to a job search mentor Job Search Mentor Program .
Yes, we know how difficult it was for you to find work when you graduated from college, but these times are unprecedented. Focus on nurturing your child and allowing them to spread their wings while someone else guides them through these turbulent times.