Last weekend my wife and I had the privilege and pleasure of dining with our 14 year old son. Just with him. His brother and sister had previous engagements so we had him all to ourselves (apart from the occasional check of his mobile phone).
We talked about sports – his passions are baseball, football and lately skateboarding. We talked about what he might want to do for a career and what he would like to study.
It was great to get the solo time with just him.
I appreciate everyone for taking the time to respond. I have captured a few of them here.
As a point of reference - I’m an engineer and would like to see at least one of my kids continue the family tradition (My grandfather and my father also studied engineering). However, I want them to make their own decisions and as mentioned in the tweet … to Follow their Passion.
What would you suggest to a teenager?
Thanks to everyone who has already commented and to those that will comment here. I hope to see some great comments, ideas and suggestions. Perhaps turn this into a series of blog posts with credit given to those that helped to Give a Teen Advice.
Please share your comments here or drop me a line at any of my contact points below.
About The Author:
I have spent the last 20 years working in various aspects of the ECM industry. I am currently with Kodak as a Director of Business Development. In my past I have spent time at Kofax, Microsoft, FileNet, K2, and at Captaris (which was acquired by Open Text). Prior to that I was a Unix VAR running my own company. Follow me on Twitter, check my blog, send email or find me on Facebook or LinkedIn.