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A Letter To My Son…Who’s Not Working (Part 3 of 5)

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Letter 3 of 5

This is a five-part series of letters from a loving parent to a son. The letters demonstrate how parents can love and support their children during transitional periods. As young adults build their own identity and search for employment, a parent\’s kind words can assist them in their journey.
Read the first letter here.

Dear Son,

So let’s talk about a new approach. You seem to really like jobs that involve service, the outdoors, or regular work that involves client service. Those are great qualities to focus on. There are a lot of jobs out there that would be lucky to have you. You are a very kind, gentle, sincere family member who we really appreciate and we know others do, too. So it sounds like it’s time to focus on what you would like to do which seems to be get a job in one of these areas.

Every parent has aspirations for their child. My greatest aspirations for you right now are simply to find something that you like to do, that you want to be committed to and that you’re able to provide for yourself. Therefore, I want to help support you in this goal.

For the next 2 months, we’re going to stop our tutoring with the education specialist. From the last report, it sounded like no homework was done and no progress was made and he would need to send you daily texts in order to remind you to do work. That doesn’t seem very productive for us.  It\’s not a wise way to spend our money. So we are going to stop the tutoring.

Click here for the next letter in this five part series.