Conversation Starters

Career Conversation Starters for Middle School Families

Our goal is to make talking about careers low-pressure and enjoyable! As a parent/caregiver to a middle schooler, you are the biggest influence on your child’s career development. Middle school is the best time for your child to explore their strengths and interests and to learn about how those can relate to careers. The series of conversation starters below were designed for you to use any time of day: in the car, at the dinner table, or any time that is convenient. By asking your child questions in these three areas of career development, you can help them begin to think about the future!

1. Exploring Interests and Strengths
2. Exploring Careers
3. Exploring Community Resources