[MenTeach: We received this request from a mom. What advice would you give to her?]

Hello, I am a owner of three childcare centers in [City] Michigan and have a son 28 years old that grew up in the childcare setting since he was born. He presently works in my home center and the parents and children love him. The problem is, he dose not see himself as a professional. He says ‘I don’t want to watch kids all my life’. He has his CDA and is very good at what he does. How can you help me to encourage and motivate him to stay in the field – whether he works with the children directly or indirectly? I need your help!