When your child is legally old enough to work (not like babysitting gigs) will you encourage them to hold a job? All the time or just in the summer?
Yes I will. During the summer. I think I will do the same as my parents did. I was very heavy into sports and school in high school and as long as I was doing well in school and my extra curricular s I didn't have to have a job. But over the summer I did.
the rule is NO girlfriend until he has a job. lol XD im not gonna pay to buy his gf things. and he better treat her right!! with dates and flowers! as soon as he turns 15 1/2 he better get a job and save up.
he doesnt have to work on school days
good thinking. nvr thought off it that way
its not my job to spoil his gf XD
i completely agree. little kids n theyre puppy love. some parents go way to far n trying to impress for them by giving their kids money. they need to buy stuff their owns. means more to both them n the reciever too
yup.i always felt bad that his mom had to take me places with her money :(
if they want to buy stuff theyll have to have a job. like Sam Bigeausaid u cant buy them everything.. n we probably wont do allowances. He will have chores n is more than welcome to have a job to save up for things. kids need responsibilities so they can grow n prepare for real world activities. im not sure ill force a job on my kids but will encourage it
all the time
I would definitely try to get them a summer job at first. If they do well and want to try and keep it during the school year they can as long as their grades don't slip.
my parents made us get a job right when we turned 16 and we plan on doing the same thing but work less hours so she can get plenty rest and do good in school.
I would encourage them to hold a job! I used to walk horses at a local barn at the age of 12... my parents instilled a great work ethic very young!
I think it should be encouraged that they work, when its time. I know I had too, it taught me a lot of things that before then didn't matter to me or that I didn't realize. Like where the money came from. I know when I started to buy my own things, I appreciated them more and took care of my things better. I also learned to respect how hard my parents worked to support me and get the things I wanted. Its a life lesson I think that needs to be learned, rather then taught.
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