Summer Jobs, Classes

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Summer Jobs, Classes
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Thu, 06-12-2014 - 4:07pm

For those with high school students, summers can be pretty busy still with jobs, camps, classes, mission trips.  What are your teens plans for the summers?  Any with relaxing vacations planned?

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Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2006
Thu, 06-12-2014 - 7:20pm

I was hoping to see IDEAS to keep my DD14 busy.  :)  

Anywho, I think it is a fine balance of enjoying being a kid, and getting ready for adult hood.  Ages 14 and 15 are a real akward age for that balance.  Need to prepare them for a potential real job at 16, but want them to have fun, too.

Serenity

Serenity
Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 06-17-2014 - 10:09am
Serenity, I agree, that is the perfect age. I think at that age, my ODD spent some time doing cheer camps for school, she did one Women in Leadership camp at a college and then her normal summer "fun" reading list as well as traveling up to Michigan for her summer time vacation with the grandparents.
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Community Leader
Registered: 12-16-2003
Wed, 06-18-2014 - 7:21pm
Ds is going away on a high adventure camp and scout camp. He had a horrible school year this year, so planning, coming up with solutions, etc...is on the agenda.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Thu, 06-19-2014 - 11:28am

Mine just graduated from high school so he was out of school about a month earlier than the other grades.  He had been working at a retail store since he turned 16 and he was pretty sick of it so now he is working at a drive through coffee shop and likes it.  It gives him time to read when he's not busy.  He went on college orientation right after graduation so he got a book that was "suggested reading" for one course (Orange is the New Black).   

I think that 13-15 is the difficult age because they can never find real jobs (even a lot of places won't hire 16 year olds), they are too old for town camps and you just don't know what to do with them.  I am a single parent so I always had to work all summer. :(