Work. Most people aren’t big fans, but at the same time most people do it. Unless you happen to be born into an incredibly wealthy family, you’re going to have to work a lot in life to get anywhere. You know that, but do your kids? It’s important for teenagers to get jobs so that they can learn valuable life lessons and skills.
Some parents worry that a job will distract their teen from schoolwork, and while that might be a legitimate concern, when it comes to teen employment, the benefits far outweigh the negatives. Let’s take a closer look at things your kids can learn from working hard instead of hardly working.
1. People suck.
People will be rude to your kids. But that will hopefully teach them to be polite when they’re interacting with employees at your favorite restaurant. And hopefully they’ll also learn to just keep smiling.