DD is going to be 15 the 1st wk of July..... she asked me yesterday... "So... what am I gonna do about a car, when I turn 16??" I told her, she'd do what the majority of other kids do... work & save...
Now she wants to get a job, which is good, don't get me wrong... it'll teach her to be responsible, & about saving vs. spending $$... but I'm wondering how likely it is that she'll find something at her age... Do stores/ restaurants actually hire kids at 15?
I'm trying to get her to understand that even if she gets a job, she's involved in a lot at school, & thinking it may be a bit much for her to juggle school, work, & her extra activities... besides the fact that I want her to get to enjoy her teen years & not get bogged down w/ too many responsibilities too early...
I'm torn.... guess the main question is, Is she too young to have an actual job right now?
I also work one day a week, & fill in when needed & she is my only babysitter, we depend on the extra $$ I bring in, however little it is. W/ a fam. of 6, every little bit helps, so I don't want to have to quit my job, just so she can work to save up for a car either. That is her only chore at home, is to babysit, & in exchange we pay for things she wants to do, & little things she wants from the store....
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