As a nanny for teenagers, I have seen various thoughts on whether or not they should also have a job while they are in high school. When I was in high school, I worked by babysitting and working at the local drugstore during the weekend and holidays throughout the school year. My “kids” have worked during the summer at various places such as a clothing store, baseball camp and SAT test proctor.
Why Should a Teen Get a Job?
There are so many reasons why a teen should get a job as soon as they are legally able to. It teaches them how to stand on their own two feet and how to work at becoming independent. And not encouraging them to do this is only setting them up for potential failure. Getting a job while they are young prepares them for the future. Work experience will look good on their college applications, as well as future job applications.