Okay...I'm at the end of my rope. I have a 17 year old daughter. We are trying to get her to be more responsible and pay for her own expenses. But she won't even go look for a job. She has an excuse for everything. She can't drive yet. (she has her learner's permit). The economy is bad so no one is hiring. She has too much homework. You will love this one: The smell of fast food makes her nauseous.
So then after we had an answer for everything she threw at us, she tried to change the subject to our 15 year old getting a job. He would love to work but work is limited with a work permit. So she got mad because we weren't forcing him to work. Hello! He is a freshman in high school...not a senior like her.
We have completely stopped buying her anything extra. But that still doesn't motivate her.
Has anyone had this issue and how did you get your child off their butt and into the workforce?
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