May 29, 2008
At what age should your teen get a job??
I know when I was young, it was the “norm” for teens to get jobs at 15 and 16 years old. As a matter of fact, I couldn’t drive my car unless I had a job to put gas in it. I don’t know if kids have gotten lazy in today’s society or if we are just spoiling our children by handing over cash, but I think its time my 16 year old got a job. I’m really worried about his ambition level. He filled out a few applications about 6 months ago but, with no experience, he never received any calls back. He will be a senior next year and I don’t know what his plan is after graduation. He once spoke of going into the Military but I think that phase passed. He has talked about being a video game designer but his grades in high school aren’t the greatest. I’m not sure what to do. He hasn’t gotten his license yet so I’m not paying for insurance or gas but I think its time. Should I push the issue? My son has a pretty good head on his shoulders. He is extremely intelligent and has more common sense than most 16 year olds. His main malfunction?? His lack of ambition and the fact that he tends to be very lazy. Any suggestions and am I wrong if I push the issue?