Does your teen change career plans weekly, if not daily? Are you concerned about them floundering through their college years, wasting time and money?
The best strategy is to help your child have a game plan before that time. Rick Pinkham's Career Game Plan is a 3-volume series of workbooks to help your child define their life's purpose, refine their life's direction, get a Biblical perspective on work, sort through their career options, and create a career game plan of their own.
Guidebook One is called Standing on the Rock and introduces your student to the concept and benefits of planning. The emphasis is always on keeping God the foundation of all life decisions. Pinkham explores God's view of work to give your student a healthy attitude towards a life of work.
Guidebook Two is called Planning With Purpose and gives your student reasons to go for the best for their life and explores reasons why teaming up with God is the only way to go. Pinkham exhorts our students to catch a vibrant vision for their life and to always keep an eternal perspective in view.
Guidebook Three is called Finding Direction and explores ways God directed people in the Bible to find their life purpose. Students are given a plan to find and work with a caring adult who would meet and advise them. Pinkham helps your student prepare questions to glean knowledge and insight from these mentors. The series winds up with an opportunity for students to commit their goals to writing, along with a game plan for learning more about possible career fields.
I plan to use these books with my own teens this year. I believe that if they commit themselves to this study, they will end their high school years at home with a clear vision for the future. Pinkham has researched, written and beautifully presented the sentiments and values I want to pass on to my children, and has crafted self-exploration exercises that would have taken me far too long to construct. It's all here, like a guidance counselor at my child's side.