Teens with jobs, what do they pay for?

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Teens with jobs, what do they pay for?
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Mon, 05-09-2011 - 11:12am

I'm just kind of curious what other parents do.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Mon, 05-09-2011 - 7:16pm

I really hope your DD would never STOP going to see her GPs--they are an important part of her life.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-08-2009
Mon, 05-09-2011 - 9:59pm

So you came down from the cold north to God's country (God's country because only God would have it). Welcome!

Back when our girls were in middle school, we gave them control of a chunk of money for cloths, school lunch, allowance, incidentals like haircuts, etc.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-21-2011
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 9:41am

Working with teens every day, I have plans for my kids to get a job and earn money toward anything they want that falls outside the realm of what is reasonable for me to pay for. I'll buy them clothing for school, but they can buy anything else they want to wear. I'll pay for the car, but they will buy thier own gas to appreciate how much it is when they waste it cruising around with their friends. I had a job throughout high school and high school because I enjoyed the independence the money gave me from having to do what my parents said I was stuck with. I hope my kids feel the same way.

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Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 10:36am
sabrtooth wrote:

Edited to say:

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 10:43am
kimmybabe2009 wrote:

So you came down from the cold north to God's country (God's country because only God would have it). Welcome!

Back when our girls were in middle school, we gave them control of a chunk of money for cloths, school lunch, allowance, incidentals like haircuts, etc.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-15-2008
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 12:58pm

DD (16) and DS (13) started having jobs when they were 11 and 8 - a paper route.

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Registered: 11-21-2004
Thu, 05-12-2011 - 1:36pm

anything you can get them to pay for.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Thu, 05-12-2011 - 1:56pm

I can't imagine that a cheerleading uniform could cost so much money.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 05-13-2011 - 9:22am
musiclover12 wrote:

I can't imagine that a cheerleading uniform could cost so much money.

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Registered: 02-21-2010
Fri, 05-13-2011 - 12:18pm

Our 14 year old DD is a referee during socer season, with the money she makes it is for her to buy the things that I wont.

some examples....I didn't feel like she needed 4 swimsuits for summer so anything over the 2 I bought she has to buy herself...She wanted a pair of $50.00 sandals so she bought those as well...A trip to Six Flags with her friends I bought the ticket but she took money for food and games..just things like that!

Once she can drive some of that money will be for gas as well but for now it just pays for the extras she feels she needs.

Miki