Do your children know how you get to work?

China
August 15, 2009 4:57am CST
For quite some parents, the way to work is no less tiring than the job itself. During summer vacation, take your children along the way, even just once, might mean a lot for them. Firstly, it is interesting. Secondly, it teaches ABC about transportation. And thirdly, it is a silent communication about parents' difficulty to earn a living. Do your children know how you get to work?
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5 responses
@jshekhar (1563)
• India
15 Aug 09
Hello friend, I am a 24 yr old resident of India, just completed my engineering degree and I got selected by a software firm.So, I was lucky in the regard that I did not have to do a lot of job hunting. But then, yeah,I do know how to start looking for work all over again. I am not used to the professional etiquettes but then I'm sure i would learn them soon.
• China
15 Aug 09
Thanks for responding, congratulations for your start of work.
• India
31 Aug 09
Hello my dear friend zhuhuifen46 Ji, As a parent, we (alongwith my hubby) have taught everything right from child-hood. WE used to allow them in rotation maintaining of house expenses. As and when we go to different places for sight-seeing/pilgrimage tour etc., we will assign task like Cashier, Security incharge, transportation etc. in order to gain experience and have theior own way on any problems. Now it is their time to teach to my grand-children, I do not have to do and taech them. May God bless You and have a great time.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
15 Aug 09
I am self-employed, so I have had the opportunity to take each of my kids, one at a time to work with me. I think that it has helped them, at least a little bit, to realize that I don't just have a good time at work, I am there to get a job done as quickly and efficiently as I can. My oldest has said to me on a few occassions that he used to think that my job was easy, until he went with me and saw for himself. Then, he asked me how I manage to do it all everyday. To be quite honest, for that brief time, when he seemed to understand, it felt nice that he acknowledged that I do work hard.
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
15 Aug 09
My girl is too young to know about my work, and since I am working at home, she be able to see me everyday... however during my young days, my parents used to bring me to work in order to shoe me the work place and the journey. This is to show us and let us know how difficult they try to earn for a living (as you said, silent communication on parents' difficulty to earn a living) I agree with you that we can bring our kids to work as this will let them explore the outside world, and also let them understand the social world. It will be a good knowledge to prepare them to face the upcoming challenges when they are older. It's also a way to train our kids to behave, as in the work place, it will be lots of strangers, and they may be either train to be braver and discipline.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
15 Aug 09
Hi zhuhuifen! My children have actually been on the route I take to work many times. I have been working in the same place for 11 years now. I have taken them with me for different reasons along the years. They have even been in the plant that I work several times and have met the people I work with. We have a day here that the schools sponser called "Take your kid to work day"..lol..I have participated in that too. I think my youngest will get to do it this year.