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Did you make your teens get a job to pay for their spending and gas money?


Asked by marchar2002 at 3:37 PM on Aug. 29, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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  • My boys do chores at home for spending money at the moment. Next summer, my son will get his first car and he already knows that he will need a job to maintain insurance, gas and repairs on his car.

    Answer by 3livin4angels at 8:39 AM on Aug. 30, 2010

  • My kids will be getting jobs when they are old enough. Especially if they have their own car. They will be paying for their own insurance (Even if they're on our insurance) and their own gas. School is most important and they will be able to have a social life, but if they want something they have to earn it.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 3:45 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • My kids aren't teens yet, but we don't plan on making them get a job. If they WANT a job, they can have one for about 15 hours a week, but school is the most important part of their childhood.

    Answer by rockinmomto2 at 3:38 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • That would be great, but there are no jobs to be had locally, especially by teens since they are competing with my neighbors and friends who have suffered extensive layoffs.... Burger King on the corner is taking applications but that's because they always do, they haven't been hiring in 6 months, most of the staff is at least 30 years old.... it is really quite sad.

    Answer by WoodWitch at 3:48 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Well my oldest is only 15... I dont think they can get a working permit until 16.
    We told her that next summer she has to either get a job or find a volunteer job.
    We are not sure what we will be doing about a car, gas, etc.

    Answer by sahlady at 5:07 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Yes. Teens need to learn responsibilty while they are young, that includes paying for gas, insurance, car maintnance, extra clothes, entertainment. My dd is 2, but she will have a job as a teen, no exceptions. WIth that being said, the more responsibility she takes on, the more freedom she will have. As a teen, I paid for all my clothes, anything related to my car, my school supplies, and pretty much everything else. But I had barely any rules, I loved it. If I had to, I could be completely independent. I learned how to make good money choices, and because of that, I can pretty much afford anything I want. It all starts as a teen, so teach your children well!


    Answer by Morgs7531642 at 10:54 PM on Aug. 29, 2010