In addition to understanding and supporting your child's career development at its various stages, there are numerous ways you help your child as he or she grows, learns, and develops. Many of the activities you engage in as an integral part of parenting provide the building blocks for your child's success in life. By fostering self-confidence, supporting learning, encouraging educational planning, promoting extra-curricular pursuits, and helping build skills, you are contributing to your child's future in a proactive way. Remember, your role is not to make the choices or take the action for your child. You are there to nurture, motivate, clarify, connect, and challenge.