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  • Teens
    Jobs and Chores
    Helping Your Teen Explore Possible Careers
    Helping Your Teen Explore Possible Careers Many teens think that by the time they leave high school, they ought to know what they're going to do “when they grow up.” Of course, this isn't true. Reassure your teen that she'll be able to explo...
  • Teens
    Jobs and Chores
    Teaching Your Teen to Be a Great Employee
    Teaching Your Teen to Be a Great Employee Once your teen has a job, there are several simple steps he can take to make sure he keeps it for as long as he wants it: Always dress appropriately for the job. Arrive on time. Be respectful to employe...
  • Life After High School: Top 10 Alternatives to College
    College Alternatives
    Life After High School: Top 10 Alternatives to College
    Attending college after high school isn't for everyone. Some teens choose to take a year or two off before continuing their education, while others jump right into the workforce. If your teen is looking to explore his options, check out these alt...
  • Teens
    Summer Jobs
    Working Teens: Juggling Job and School
    Working Teens: Juggling Job and School Whether your teen is 13 or 17, she already has a full-time job: school. As you discuss whether your teen can (or should) get a job during the school year, remember that she'll be “moonlighting.” Making...
  • Teens
    Jobs and Chores
    Neatness Counts: Keeping a Teen's Room Clean
    Neatness Counts: Keeping a Teen's Room Clean Some parents think they'll wait out the messy room phase and simply close the door. If you're considering this, you've got a long wait, and you've provided no guidelines for how the room is going to ...
  • Teens
    Jobs and Chores
    Your Teen's Room: Tips for Compromise
    Your Teen's Room: Tips for CompromiseOne reason your teen's room is a mess may be because the storage arrangement no longer works. Just try stacking sweaters for a 14-year-old in the same space where sweaters for a 6-year-old were stored, or put...
  • Teens
    Career Paths
    Intrapersonal: Possible Careers
    Intrapersonal: Possible Careers It's never too early to start helping your kids figure out what they want to be when they grow up! But don't try to match your kids' talents to specific careers too early. Instead, help your kids see the array of o...
  • Teens
    Jobs and Chores
    Teaching Teens the "How to" of Chores
    Teaching Teens the "How to" of Chores Info Flash Be sure that your chores transcend gender barriers. If you've taught your son some basic repair skills, your daughter should be taught them as well. And your son should be as capable with a frying...
  • Teens
    Jobs and Chores
    Setting Deadlines for Teens
    Setting Deadlines for Teens Info Flash A study conducted by Dr. Laurence Steinberg of Temple University revealed that a higher incidence of anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, and alcohol abuse was found in children of overindulgent famili...
  • Teens
    Jobs and Chores
    Giving Orders a Teen Can Understand
    Giving Orders a Teen Can Understand Your teen is far more concerned about her complexion than she is about the state of your household, and you can save both time and angst by clearly communicating what is bothering you. Be specific. Just as a ...
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    Jobs and Chores
    10 Great Volunteer Ideas for Teens
    Now might be the ideal time to set yourself up for next year's job. But you have to be willing to volunteer part-time in your community. Unpaid work can help you learn new skills, understand more about the workplace, and -- best of all -- give yo...
    Susan Friedman
  • Teens
    Jobs and Chores
    Mentoring Your Child's Business Plans
    Mentoring Your Child's Business PlansLet's say that your kid has what he thinks is a great idea for a business. Before he puts in time and money, clear some hurdles first. Money ABCs A variance is a change or alternation of a zoning rule granted...
  • Teens
    Jobs and Chores
    Helping Your Child Find a Job
    Helping Your Child Find a Job Landing a Job Unless you have connections—you own a company or know someone who's looking for help—your child will have to find a job on his own. Fortunately, the jobs are out there. Your child just has to learn...
  • Teens
    Jobs and Chores
    Where Are the Jobs for Young People?
    Where Are the Jobs for Young People? Financial Building Blocks According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the summer of 1998 a total of 21.6 million youths age 16-24 were employed—this is nearly 65 percent of all people in this age group....
  • Teens
    Career Paths
    Bodily-Kinesthetic: Possible Careers
    Bodily-Kinesthetic: Possible CareersIt's never too early to start helping your kids figure out what they want to be when they grow up! But don't try to match your kids' talents to specific careers too early. Instead, help your kids see the array ...
  • Teens
    Jobs and Chores
    The Job Market for Young Adults: Working for Fun and Profit
    The Job Market for Young Adults: Working for Fun and ProfitOn the old Dobbie Gillis show, Maynard G. Krebs' voice used to crack every time he said the word “work.” To him, work was a dirty word. Today, things are different; kids work, even a...
  • School and Learning
    Field Trips
    Television Station Field Trip
    Television Station Field TripDirections Tours of television (and radio) stations are available by appointment only. Small groups are welcome and the tour usually takes 45 minutes to 1 hour. Call the television station in your area and ask for th...
  • Teens
    Jobs and Chores
    After-school Jobs Get a Bad Review
    After-school Jobs Get a Bad ReviewSure, a teenager who works part-time may be learning something about responsibility, punctuality, and money management. But studies show that when teens work for 20 hours or more a week (as nearly half of U.S. 12...