As a parent or carer you have an important role to play in supporting your young person in their learning, education and when making decisions about their future.
We asked our Parent and Carer Ambassadors how they would describe their role when supporting their young people. How many of these roles do you identify with?
Taxi service. Researcher. Coach. Advocate. Administrator. Tutor. Proof-reader. Nutritional adviser. Social secretary. Travel agent. Life skills teacher. Careers adviser. Networker. Listener. Sounding board. Comforter. Guide. Independence promoter.
All these roles allow you to support your young person to take control of their own learning, education, and future. You’re there to help them to understand the big things and the little things, encouraging them to take control of things they can control, and try not to worry about the things they can't.
We understand that parents and carers need support and information to help you guide your young person to make informed decisions about their education. It’s important you find your own support and information networks, as you’ll need them just as much as your young people do. These networks can be online or in-person, just as long as you feel confident and comfortable to help your young person at every step. We’ve collated trustworthy and useful resources, information, and guidance together in one place for you to explore and discover your role in helping your young person to find their future.