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Do We Take Our Children to Work Everyday?

Growing up, I was in the loop of the inner workings of our family business from an early age. We wore the logoed t-shirts and attended dinners with the company clients. And, like most parents I've unintentionally brought my career into my children's lives as well.

When I worked at a newspaper, my daughter used to play type on the computer and say, "I need to file a story!" And, since moving to the Web, she's informed me that she has a blog.

A recent New York Times article reported that parents also shape their offspring's views of the working world. And, it offered advice on how to get your child enthused about joining it someday. To see a tip,


It said:

Molly Bingham, who lectures and writes about choosing a career, advises parents to “ask their kids ‘What do you do that you love so much that you lose track of time?’ ” That passion (the word comes up constantly in conversations about children and work nowadays) should form the core of any future career search, Ms. Bingham said.

Are your kids' views of work colored by your attitude toward your occupation?


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LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 9 years
I stay home with my kids, and my husband works here from the home office, so they don't even think we work at all! We both love our jobs completely. I hope when they get older they enjoy things as much as we do!
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
i don't know yet, maybe a little of my husbands. what i remember most of my own parents jobs is how much they HATED them! every night for at least an hour they would bitch and moan about the idiots they worked for and how miserable they were at their jobs. i promised myself i would never let that happen to me, life is too short!
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