On the upside, you might find that parenting comes to you quite naturally as a teenage parent. You might be better than older parents at getting used to the changes that children bring, as well as dealing with little or no sleep. Or you might worry about balancing work and family life, finding a job, finding affordable child care, or keeping in contact with your friends. Teenage parents do face special challenges as well. For example, there might be the challenge of finishing school while looking after a baby. You might also feel that people judge you for being a teenage parent.
And while you don't want to micromanage your teen's job don't call his boss and don't attend the interview with him , you can take steps to help your teen perform well. Helping your teen be successful at his first job can have many benefits. The skills he learns can prepare him for a future career path and the money he earns can teach him about money. Encourage your teen to dress appropriately when he's picking up applications.
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Help your kid land and keep a gig with these take-action strategies. Teens today want jobs for many of the same reasons you did when you were their age: money, freedom, responsibility, and a desire to be treated like an adult. Neerly 80 percent of teens say they want to work, and for those lucky and cunning enough to find work, it can mean so much more than a paycheck.
Please refresh the page and retry. S aturday jobs were once a rite of passage; most teens either had one or desperately wanted one. For two years, alongside my A-levels, I worked in a shoe shop and measured children's sweaty feet while they screamed. One of the main reasons, according to the report, is that teens are fearful a job will impact on their grades. So are parents, especially those who push their children academically, to blame for not encouraging their teens to find work?