Should parents encourage their high school Juniors and Seniors to work weekends during the school year to pay for their extras or is it the parents responsibility to provide those things for their children? Are the parents really trying to teach their children to be responsible or are they shirking their responsibilities to provide for their teens?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:47 PM on Sep. 26, 2009 in Just for Fun
Answer by Sweetness615 at 5:35 PM on Sep. 26, 2009
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Answer by canadianmom1974 at 1:09 PM on Sep. 26, 2009
My teens (who are both seniors) play football & run track & I have one who is involved in drama as well. They also work on the weekends which is always Sunday and then Saturdays if they don't have anything going on (my one son tuns cross country track so occasionally he has track meets on Saturdays and then they both took the Sat. of Homecoming off). They work 8-16 hours a week during the school year and 20-32 hours a week during holidays from school. They pay for their own cell phones, car insurance and to put gas in their cars. They have been working for 15 mos. at the same place. They are both great students (straight A's for one and A's/B's for the other), have time to spend with friends and are involved in sports and community activities (as volunteers). They're well rounded and have learned to value what they have because they pay for it.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:20 PM on Sep. 26, 2009
My daughter is 16 and works weekends at Tim Hortons. I see nothing wrong with it. It is teaching her some valuable life lessons and it is an excellent introduction to the working world.
Answer by beeky at 1:27 PM on Sep. 26, 2009
think when teens work jobs and in the real world it puts them in adult situations all too often. They get exposed to drinking, drugs, sex, and other adult environments.
I think that for most teens they are already exposed to those things at SCHOOL. My teens are cahsiers at a grocery store and they go to work, they do their job and they come home. There's no sex, drugs or drinking at their job. Now, at school, however, they knows who is doing what, drinking what and doing who. Having a job isn't exposing them to any more than they get exposed to at school.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:32 PM on Sep. 26, 2009