Kids and jobs

United States
November 30, 2006 1:52pm CST
My teenage daughter just got herself a job and is really excited about it. I'm not sure I really like the idea because I feel a kid should be a kid for their school years. what do you think about it.
11 responses
@nancygibson (3737)
• France
2 Dec 06
I think its great that she wants to contribute to society and take her share of work. I would encourage her, but don't let it take over. It shoudlbe a little extra not a majr stress for her.
• United States
2 Dec 06
we won't let it take over yet. she's still a kid and we want her to still join in family things. Thank you
@akshit007 (828)
• India
2 Dec 06
Well done on raising a responsible daughter! I think it's great that your daughter is keen to be independent. I started working at 16 while I was in 6th form (UK, additional high-school). I worked both days of the weekend, but it taught me responsibility and put money in my pocket when i knew my parents couldn't afford to. You'r eright to be concerned over her schooling, maybe you could talk to her teachers to be sure her studies aren't suffering. Other than that, just enjoy the pride of having raised a good girl. (It's rarer than you think these days!!)
• United States
2 Dec 06
Thank you. She is a good girl
@sanell (2114)
• United States
2 Dec 06
hey that is great, and if she has fun with it then it should not harm her at all, I would just make sure that she balances her work life with her school life and having fun. Good luck and what a great kid you have!
• United States
2 Dec 06
thank you so much for that. So far she's doing okay. Has only been working for a week now and is still in training. I know she will enjoy the money part of it and we will make sure school always comes first.
@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
2 Dec 06
when I turned 16, my mom said if I wanted to drive I had to supply the gas money for my car so the only way I could do that was to get a job, Now she said if my job interferred with my school work I would have to quit. I think a teenager having a job is a great idea because it gives them responsiblity and prepares them for bills they are going to have to pay when the become adults.
• United States
2 Dec 06
You are so right about that. It does help out the parents when they need money everytime you turn around. I know she will be responsible and keep up with school. thank you
@easy123 (1486)
• India
1 Dec 06
no our indian govermant no allowd childrans job
• United States
1 Dec 06
Not even if you are a teenager.
@girsang (354)
• Indonesia
1 Dec 06
i think that`s ok as long as she can manage her tome fot both. i tell you a story about my friends, he just graduate from colledge with cumlaute. His first years in coledge is the worst year for him. He refuse to join with some organization and decide to focus just for his study, and guest what happend? He just stuck with study and became bored and then became lazy and desperated. After he join with some organization, he more exited and have a good time manage. Well i think maby with some activity we can learn how to manage our time daily and became dicipline
• United States
1 Dec 06
I hear you my oldest daughter had trouble her first year of college to but her problem wasn't that she studied to much she partied to much.
@rhinoboy (2129)
1 Dec 06
Well done on raising a responsible daughter! I think it's great that your daughter is keen to be independent. I started working at 16 while I was in 6th form (UK, additional high-school). I worked both days of the weekend, but it taught me responsibility and put money in my pocket when i knew my parents couldn't afford to. You'r eright to be concerned over her schooling, maybe you could talk to her teachers to be sure her studies aren't suffering. Other than that, just enjoy the pride of having raised a good girl. (It's rarer than you think these days!!)
• United States
1 Dec 06
thank you for your response. She is a good girl and will do well in everything she does. She's all excited about getting her first pay check. My other daughter went to work when she was 15 for the money to buy a car which she did. only thing is she decided not to go on to college. I know my daughter that just started working is planning on doing post secondary next year and finishing off her generals the following year at a two year college only 20 minutes away. Smart thing to do
• United States
30 Nov 06
have you ever thought of having her do something online? also you should be very proud that she wants to work most kids dont
• United States
1 Dec 06
I'm okay with her working. It's just that I never did and had a blast. Online she helps with some of the stuff I do.So we will share anything that comes in. Thanks for responding
@forfein (2509)
30 Nov 06
HHHHhhhhhmmmmmm Kids are not the same as when we were kids and that is a fact!!! They are more adult a lot earlier!!!! For example.... My little Grandson and Grandaughter know their way around Grandads PC and thats a fact!!!!! Is she just a teeenager (13) or older? I reckon that 14 and onwards they can certainly make their minds up, and know what they reckon That is my "Two Pence Worth" hope it helps
• United States
1 Dec 06
she will be 17 tomorrow. I know she will do great and keep up the homework. I just don't want this job to take her away from her friends because she works every weekend at night.(until 10pm) cant work any later because she's a minor. But thanks for your thoughts.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
30 Nov 06
thats wonderful for her. she is independant and thats a great statr, but then you hope she knows to keep her school work going. alot of times teengaers get jobs and then there school work suffers. i hope that will not be the case here. good luck
• United States
1 Dec 06
Her classes shouldn't suffer. We have a strange school here. They go by the block system so she only has four classes a day. Her hardest subject is math right now but is getting better. Maybe working will help with that subject. thank you for responding
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I think that it is great that she wants to work. Shows that she has drive to succede. I think that going to school and working still leaves time for her to have fun. Plus she won't be asking you to buy her everything she wants all the time. It shows maturity and the ability to be independant.
• United States
1 Dec 06
I know it makes her indepentant from us but she works nights and every weekend. I am happy that she wants to earn her own way. thanks for the response