This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the national support day. More than a career day, TODASTW gives girls and boys a look into the work lives of parents or mentors while highlighting the value of education. By bringing your daughter or son to work, you’ll help your child discover the possibilities of leading a balanced lifestyle and a wholesome approach to career and personal growth.
NPs and PAs Celebrating TODASTW
If you’re a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant who has celebrated this day by bringing your child to work, tell us about your experience. Share some of your experiences showing your child around a medical setting and the activities you planned to encourage participation.
A Foundation for Change
through unique educational experiences in a work environment under adult guidance. The foundation aims to raise public awareness about the importance of empowering young girls and boys in all sectors of our society. As advocates for change in social policy, the foundation uses leadership opportunities and collaborations to help
What began as a local initiative to motivate young girls quickly turned into a national celebration. The TODASTW New York City program was designed to encourage young girls to make positive life choices and raise self-esteem. On April 22, 1993 the first TODASTW was held without a theme. Soon after, the day was set to be honored on the fourth Thursday in April, every year. The reasoning behind a Thursday celebration was so that participants could return to school the following day and discuss any lessons learned or experiences gained. Every year following the initial celebration has been paired with a unique and powerful TODASTW theme. The themes are meant to encourage leadership and participation from kids and parents alike.
Parents Take On TODASTW
Bringing your child to work may seem like a hassle in some instances, but a well-planned day will guarantee a smooth sailing. Find out how your company or organization handles TODASTW. Some places offer planned educational activities throughout the day while others gather a team of professionals to review a variety of topics with the kiddos.
The last thing you want is for your child to grow bored while at your workplace. Once your little one becomes distracted, regaining his or her attention will be no easy feat. If your workplace does not offer a schedule of events for TODASTW, make your own schedule. Consider teaching your child some important tasks and objectives that you may encounter on a regular basis, and demonstrate how you do your work. Read on for some tips to keep in mind as TODASTW approaches.
Ground Rules. Before the big day, talk with your kid about the dos and don’ts in your work place. Your child will be there to enjoy an exciting and educational experience. Let them know that proper behavior and appropriate manners will be expected of them. Encouraging them to be on their best behavior is an essential life lesson.
Gather Input. Keep in mind that what you do may not be what your child wants to do when they grow up. If that’s the case, find out what she likes most and try to schedule a day in her profession of interest. If your child decides to spend the day with a family member or friend learning about their job site, then make sure you support her. You can still help her plan a day filled with lessons and objectives that interest her most.
Meet and Greet. On the big day, one of the first things to do is introduce your child to all of your colleagues. By introducing all your coworkers, your child will understand that each positions has a different list of responsibilities and tasks. This will start the conversation of diversity in the workplace.
Implement Diversity. Kids soak up information like sponges. If your child is genuinely interested in your work, make sure to provide them with a variety of tasks. Now is the best time to do it, after all. Show them different aspects of your job and your company’s daily functions.
You can visit the organization’s Activity Center to find educational tools for your daughter or son to explore. The page offers some sample schedules in various industries to help you plan the day as well as examples of what other companies are doing to support this day.
NP PA Recruiters Supports Personal and Career Growth
The TODASTW day national celebration shares its core values with the community at large. They understand that the youth is our future and that success can be achieved with a positive outlook in personal and career growth. Showing children the prospect of a bright future in an environment they love will encourage them to create their own goals and take the steps to success.
As a field that never stops improving and expanding, the medical industry is a crucial environment for young boys and girls to experience. They are the nurses and doctors of the future, after all. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants alike can encourage their children to participate in TODASTW in hopes of inspiring them early on.
At NP PA Recruiters, our goal is to pair job seekers with companies and organizations that will share core values of achieving personal and career growth, just like TODASTW. If you’re ready to take the steps to success, contact us at 956-772-1400 or 214-351-3880.