Helping Our Children Make Career Decisions

Helping Our Children Make Career Decisions

From the time a child is little, one common question they hear is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” During their teen years, this question becomes much more important to them, and many begin to stress out over the answer. How can we help our children as they deal with this major life decision? First, remember to pray for the Lord to give them the guidance they need and give you the wisdom to help along the way.scholarships for college

One of the best things we found for our girls was allowing them to be involved in a variety of activities as they grew up. The more things they did, the more they learned about themselves and what they could do. I believe that community service is a great way to learn about what you might want to do. While serving others, my girls learned about what they were good at and what they enjoyed doing. Look for more information on this subject under the heading, “Getting Your Child Involved”.

There are many helpful websites that can be of assistance as you direct your child. Spend some time looking over these for some help:

www.learning4liferesources.com/index.html
This is an excellent Christian site from the Learning for Life Resource Center

www.jobhuntersbible.com
This is a great site from the man who wrote “What Color is Your Parachute”, Dick Bolles. There are lots of great things on the site, but be sure to go to Tests & Advice for some career tests and personality tests.

www.jobstar.org
Has some career guides and offers a free online career test.

www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/majors
This is from the University of North Carolina.
This site offers information on “What Can I Do With a Major in.”

www.careerkey.org/english
This site also offers a free test for career guidance

www.advisorteam.com/temperament_sorter
Offers a free online temperament test with matching career options.

www.ipl.org/div/pathways
This is from the Internet Public Library, and offers some free tests to help narrow down your choices

Also, your child could take the PLAN test which is an ACT pretest taken by Sophomores. Part of this exam is questions that help determine what careers might be a good fit for the student. This might give some early information on what courses should be pursued, but personally I think this may be a little early for the student to have clear direction.

Tankless Water Heaters – Service – Repair – Replace

Tankless Water Heaters

Have you ever thought about getting a tankless water heater, based off a plumber’s recommendation? Tankless water heaters are definitely something you should be looking into.tankless water heaters

Tankless water heaters, sometimes known as instantaneous, continuous flow or inline are the perfect alternative to conventional tank heaters.

They heat liquids on demand or instantly rather than keeping liquids in reserve like conventional tank heaters. They use less energy than tank heaters which in turns means lower energy bills for you.

They can be operated electrically or with natural gas or propane. Gas ones can heat more liquid faster while electric ones need access to a lot of electric power to rapidly heat water.

They are very efficient when it comes to energy conservative. They have efficiency ratings at nearly 99%.

Most supply hot water for the whole house including appliances. The ones that supply hot water for the whole house are largest of the heaters. Point-of-use tankless water heaters are smaller units and can be placed under sinks or other easy access areas.

Point-of-use tankless water heater units provide hot water for a specific outlet versus the whole house. They are located right where the water is being used and save more energy than centrally installed tankless water heaters, but are usually used in combination with a central water heater because of their small tank size.

Generally speaking, they are good choices because they don’t take up much space and can be hidden out of site. So, you won’t have to worry about people looking at it.

Here are a few reasons why you should look into them…

• Unlimited hot water – As liquid is heated while passing through the system an unlimited supply of hot water is available with a tankless water heater however, this can also be a disadvantage as running out of hot water self-limits use while a tankless heater has no such limit.water heater repair

• Size – They can be mounted under a sink, in an easy access area, or anywhere else you think would be a good location. Because there is no tank, the places of where it can go are virtually endless.

• Water damage is minimized – They have no tanks to store liquid, so there are no chances of water damage do to a leak or hole in the tank. There are still risks of water damage from faulty parts such as improper piping or bad fittings.

• Longevity – They have no tanks meaning they will outlast the conventional water heater twice as many years because corrosion is due to standing water in the tank. The corrosion will be on the pipes or around the fittings vs. the tank.

• Environmentally Friendly – They are designed to only use gas and water when they are being used. Therefore, you are not wasting resources to heat the water in a conventional heater.