You do not want limitations placed on you when you are starting to gain freedom, but there will be times when they are necessary. After some thought, I arrived on some methods to bring about some ease to this different and, truthfully, somewhat terrifying idea.
While I am a strong advocate of teens working a full-time summer job and even some weekend work during the school year, I don't believe that an after-school job is a good idea. Parents, you need to help your children balance work, school and time off.
Summer jobs are a great opportunity for young Americans to learn about income taxes, and also to increase their personal financial literacy by understanding that taxes are not just automatic and don't always result in a refund.
Even if your kid is still a tot, read on for tasks good for teaching responsibility to younger children, and when to start thinking about encouraging them to work outside the home. It's never too early to start teaching the ethics of hard work!
Being a teenager today is confusing. On one hand, we know that it is developmentally appropriate and healthy for teens to seek new challenges. On the other, we don't offer them enough opportunities to be relevant in their communities.
The future strength and vitality of our nation depend on what we do for the young men and women of today. Increasingly, however, many of our country's youth face tremendous challenges and disadvantages.