Published January 2013: Mom.Me
Getting the Most Out of an After-School Job
Why a Paycheck Isn’t the Only Reward
As your teen joins the workforce, it’s important to foster his sense of growth and accomplishment, while also setting realistic expectations for the responsibility of a job. Although adjusting to a job may not be easy for your teen, the rewards can outweigh the challenges, says New York-based psychotherapist Lauren Urban-Colacicco. “The benefits of working after school include a greater sense of competency and responsibility and [learning] greater time management skills,” she says.
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– Shannon Philpott