Teen Milestone: Getting a Job or Internship
Your teen did the research, learned about the company and position, and prepared for their interview. The payoff? Landing their first job! Parents, you can help your teens succeed further by encouraging them to be self-aware and understand the ways they interact with others. Talk with them about their strengths and limitations to aid in their job performance. If they’re bringing home their first paycheck, use it as an opportunity to teach them some basic budgeting strategies. Once they’re working, the responsibility of keeping the job can build their confidence. And skills they learn may prepare them for a future career path.