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Would you let your teen work?

Posted by on Jan. 7, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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When your child becomes of working age and They want a job would you let them work while they're still in high-school?
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Pollymom
by on Jan. 7, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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I expect my teens to work at a job of some sort...unless they are highly involved in sports or school clubs or seriously making straight A's and totally studying for college or something. I had a job as a teenager and it was so cool to be a little independent and be able to buy my own things. I think it's good for teenagers to work.

brettsmomma
by ~Tammie~ on Jan. 7, 2012 at 11:38 AM
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 As long as it didn't affect his school work i would encourage it! I'm lucky that my SO will be able to get our son work at his job during summers if that's what my boy wants.. I think its good to teach a kid about money and responsibility before he goes out into the world.

ta2dirishlass
by on Jan. 7, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Yes I would. I worked full time in HS.

dipsetgrl06
by Ruby Member on Jan. 7, 2012 at 11:40 AM


Quoting ta2dirishlass:

Yes I would. I worked full time in HS.

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LLeyhe
by on Jan. 7, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Yes but school comes first.
BeachMama05
by Bronze Member on Jan. 7, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Yes I would encourage it so they understand the working world :)
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justahousewife
by Silver Member on Jan. 7, 2012 at 11:41 AM

As long as their education was first priority I would.

mschwab3360
by on Jan. 7, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Ya, I worked my first job at ihop when i was 14, Im sure my boys will probably find summer farm help jobs when they are old enough.
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firebird78
by Lilly's mom on Jan. 7, 2012 at 11:42 AM

mine is 17, i would love for him to find a part time job!

Queen_Bree
by on Jan. 7, 2012 at 11:42 AM

My oldest son worked all through high school and made a lot of damn money! As long as is grades were at least a B+ he was allowed to work. He is now in college on a full scholarship. 

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