16 yo daughter and getting a job

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Registered: 01-30-2007
16 yo daughter and getting a job
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Mon, 02-14-2011 - 3:39pm

My daughter is 16 and a straight A honors student, but that's about it. She has no real hobbies or activities outside of school. I have been talking to her since the beginning of the school year about looking for a part-time job, not just for the money but for something to do, but she is not interested. She has been warned that allowance is being discontinued in May and she knows we will get a car for her to drive if she contributes towards the expense, but still she does not want to work. I think the main reason is that she is shy and doesn't have a lot of confidence in herself. I think a job would help her with those issues. And I really don't want her sitting around the house this summer with nothing to do, so the sooner she starts looking, the better. I have suggested places she might enjoy working and have given her advice on interviewing, etc. I don't know what else to do. Suggestions?

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Registered: 08-08-2009
Sat, 02-19-2011 - 10:25pm

These are defiantly not the best of times for anybody to find jobs, especially teens, with so many folks out of work and taking whatever is available.

If she can't find a paying job. She might consider going to the community college this summer and taking a couple of classes towards her college degree.

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