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snafu November 22nd, 2014 02:22 PM

Re: What does your teen pay for?
 
currently my DS earns money by mowing our lawn or shoveling snow. He also gets an allowance each month and $$ based upon his grades. Originally he wasn't going to play HS soccer and I told him he'd need to get a job ... DH gave him a cash incentive to play.


He's saved his money and bought his own DS, a laptop, and now has to pay for gifts he gets for others. He's saving to get a car ... but I think he spends a bit of $ on junk (game cards, etc.)

Cremebrulee December 11th, 2014 09:10 AM

Re: What does your teen pay for?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by KayKay (Post 73580)
But I do appreciate the life lessons and feeling of accomplishment that kids get from working. I know I did as a teenager. I didn't "need" to work but chose to. It's just that times were so different then.

My DD puts in 12 hour days (on average - some are much more!) at school between classes and after school activities. She then comes home, eats dinner, then puts in 3-4 hours of studying per night. I mean, I never did that!! :eek:

I kind of feel like they are missing out by not having jobs, but I'm not sure that *they* (with their personalities) are suffering. :confused:


follow your gut feeling, if it really bothers you,
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But I do appreciate the life lessons and feeling of accomplishment that kids get from working. I know I did as a teenager.
then maybe you could discuss it with hubby, then all of you sit down and discuss it. Explain to them what a perspective a person gets when they work. And if not, then its ok, everyone is different, ya gotta do what works for you, regardless of what anyone else does.

Everything seems to be all right to me?

snafu April 12th, 2018 07:09 PM

Re: What does your teen pay for?
 
I know this is an old tread, but DS is now 19, he pays for his own gas makes his own car payments and paid for most of the down payment

Knot2loud May 2nd, 2018 05:03 AM

Re: What does your teen pay for?
 
I'm impressed. Really, I am. I bet he takes good care of it too. Kudos to your son.

snafu May 13th, 2018 06:19 PM

Re: What does your teen pay for?
 
Thanks


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