Encouraging your teenager to get a job.

I am encouraging H to get a part time job over the summer since she turned 15 earlier this month.

Part time as in 1-2 days a week. Really nothing more. That's all she really needs to work. It's more for the experience with the extra BONUS of spending money for her. H has some promising prospects and she will know more next week.

There is also the possibility that she will be babysitting for some from friends of ours. H has already taken the babysitting class at the American Red Cross. I know H would do great!

I think part of me doesn't want her to grow up. Even Supermom cannot slow or stop time.

Back to working at the age of 15. I got my first job at 15 working part time at Ingle's running a register. It was lots of fun!

I think all kids should be encouraged to adventure into adulthood.

Even if it is part time.

Comments

Kati said…
I think it is a great idea. I think it teaches responsibility, time management, stress/coping skills as well as the fact that money doesnt grow on trees and things cost money. It gives you a sense of personal satisfaction to do things for yourself!
Monica said…
My mom reminded me about my first job. I was 15. I thought I was 16. It was at K-mart the first couple of weeks I ran the register. Then a manager took a liking to me and wanted me to work with the 2 older ladies at the jewlery department. I was told the manager did not have the best of intentions wanting me to work for him. I don't know maybe I had to quit because another manager did what I was warned he was going to do. My mom made me quit. Of course store manager did not believe me. Later she was forced to retire early. I wonder if she had been nicer if I would have felt bad for her...something for me to think about...
My 18 yr old has worked for several years on a dairy farm.

The farmer sold the dairy cows last fall & is only raising beef now, so he doesn't need a milker anymore. My son is going down there to see about helping with the hay if he doesn't find something else soon. Better than nothing!
Michele Renee said…
Let me know how it goes. I am not there yet but I have heard from all my neices and nephews that employers want at least age 16.
Penelope Anne said…
I agree! I started working at 14 at Stuarts and I would go straight to sears and cash my check and then come back to stuarts and spend my entire check on clothes and accessoreis (some things never change! HA!)
I think its great! Plus she will enjoy having the extra cash!