Can’t Take Your Daughters and Sons To Work? Bring the Workplace to Them!
If you’re a wannabe entrepreneur, an entrepreneur, a corporate climber, a professor, doctor, machinist or anything in between: This post is for you.
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day doesn’t work for everyone. Between missing school, company policies, and the nature of what you do, it may be downright impossible.
What do the Duggars do, for instance?
This post offers some ideas for how to start planning now so when Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day rolls around, everyone can participate.
Take your Daughters and Sons to work day is the fourth Thursday of every April. This year, it’s April 25, 2013. Originally called “Take Your Daughter to Work Day” it was expanded to be entitled “Take your Daughters and Sons to Work Day” in 2003.
Can’t Bring Your Child to Work? Three Ideas to Bring the Workplace To Them.
1. Make a video for your kids.
Here is a video of one entrepreneur – the founder of LillyU at a trade show in Las Vegas. She explains what she is doing from her booth to her kids.
- What video could you make from your workplace for your kids?
2. Have your kids make a video
Work environment not suitable for a child during normal “office hours?” Arrange to take them during off hours, and commemorate it with a video. Below a professor’s daughter takes over her classroom during off hours and gives a lesson in confidence, lectures the imaginary students on leaving trash in the classroom, and tries to teach another lesson!
- How could you video your child in action at the worksite? Show it over dinner to the family!
3. Do a work-related project
Are you a writer, an engineer? Do you make things with your hands? Are you a laborer? Teach your child about a job well done. Below is a sample cover from a mini Sci Fi novel by a nine year-old as a writing project. As a follow-up, he wanted to know if he could copy and sell his work, and was directed to this NFIB YEF post on trademarks, copyrights, and patents.
- The kids these days move fast! What is a way they could help you with your work? From deleting emails to stapling to adding up things on an excel spreadsheet to helping clean up.
What successful Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work experiences and ideas can you share?
Stay tuned for next month’s post with Take Your Child to Work real-time exercises!
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