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Age to make kids search for a job?

Hidden behind that big, pimply, hormonal adolescent is our little baby. Discuss anything about adolescence and raising teenagers here. Or if you are a teenager, talk about being one and dealing with those darn parents.
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Age to make kids search for a job?

Postby MikePryor » August 5th, 2012, 2:44 pm

When is the right age to make kids hunt for a job? I think that knowing how to work is a good thing, but I would want my kids to focus on education as well. I'd urge my kids to seek part-time employment in college, or full-time employment at 18 if they are not going to college. Before that, I wouldn't force them to work, but I'd tell them if they want to buy lots of things that they will have to earn at least some of the money themselves.


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Re: Age to make kids search for a job?

Postby angie828 » August 5th, 2012, 7:27 pm

When they are 16 is a good age as long as it does not effect school work. Or even weekend jobs such as grass cutting or babysitting is fine sooner if they wish.

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