You have discussed limiting his hours, making sure school comes first, and saving part of his paycheck. Now it’s time to find the right job for him.
The right job for your teen will:
• Match his interests. If possible, your teen should get something from the job other than money. If he likes clothes, consider a retail store. If it’s animals, check into assisting at a vet’s office.
• Be teen-friendly. Has the employer ever hired a teen before? If not, look out! Teens have different needs than adults do. Look for an employer who has extensive experience in dealing with teens.
• Be enjoyable. Yes, jobs are work. But they should be fun and fulfilling, too. Your teen’s job should be a positive addition to his life.
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