When shouldi let my daughter get a job?

United States
March 24, 2009 1:42pm CST
My daughter who will be 18 next month keeps on nagging me about letting her get a joband i think that she should be consentrating on school.She is almost done with school,she is homeschooled so i do feel bad that she is not out meeting people and this would be a good way for her to meet different people.Today she showed me a add in the paper that the boys and girls club was hireing ,I think i will let her go for the interview
5 responses
@tschu8 (136)
• United States
26 Mar 09
Just thought I would share my story of my oldest with you. When my son turned 16 he went out and started applying for jobs and found one immediately. (Actually he had his first job, a paper route, at 12) I was behing him on this because he needed to learn that nothing comes for free. I take care of him and pay for everything that he needs but he has learned the responsibility of paying for his own cell phone, care insurance and gas money. He is a very responsible kid and knows the value of working for your money.
• United States
27 Mar 09
thank you for sharring this with me,i should let her get a job to learn that everything in life is not free.
@tschu8 (136)
• United States
27 Mar 09
It is a good life experience and starts teaching responsibility. And working at a job like this with kids would look good for her in with future career chioces. I think it is a good experience for her. Good luck with your daughter. I think the harderst part is letting them grow up. My son is currently unenployed and looking for a job. And what was the hardest with him is that he joined the ARMY Reserves when he turned 17. Another good but very scarey experience. I did have to sign for him because he is 17 but knew that this is what he wanted and he would do this when he turned 18 and so I let him make this decision and I stand behind him. They grow up too fast. I wish the best to you and your daughter.
• United States
27 Mar 09
I think you should let her interview. Its good to be well rounded in all areas when your young. Does she do any sports?
• United States
28 Mar 09
she went for her interview today and they said that they would get back to her next week.she was a cheerleader scene she was 4 and up until 2 years ago.we had gotten in a car accident and she was not able to it for awhile and when the Dr told her she could go back she never did
• United States
24 Mar 09
ABSOLUTELY, let her go out and get real life experience. Especially with such a well known program like the Boys and Girls Club, you know she will be safe there. By limiting her experiences you are only hurting her in the long run. I myself am I full-time college student, and was working two jobs simultaneously. It strengthens character.
• United States
24 Mar 09
I guess i will let her and it is a good organazation for her to work for and i do not have to worry that much about her getting into trouble.Was it hard for you to go to school and work?
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
24 Mar 09
H[i]i corona, It is also one way for her to be more responsible and understand life in the aspect of earning her own money. Let her try to find a job and if she will still do good in her school, then that's great![/i]
• United States
24 Mar 09
it is a real good way fo her to make extra money and learn how to deal with problems that she may incounter with others.she is a goodstudent, she will graduate from high school this summer and then start colluage in sept
@momoftwo (94)
• United States
24 Mar 09
While I do feel kids should be kids and not made to take adult responsibilities too soon. Everyone should know how to make a living and take care of theirself. Whether they have to or not. She can learn how to set goals and save for things that important to her. The world is a beautiful place with a lot of great people. She deserves the opportunity to meet them. I think you are doing the right thing by letting her go to the interview. Be supportive and if she doesn't get it, encourage her to try somewhere else.