Building Maturity in Teens (8-26-2009)

Written by Mark Gregston. Posted in Parenting

 

TODAY’S SCRIPT:

Teenagers don’t become responsible or learn to think more maturely by accident.

Teens learn from being in situations where responsibility and maturity is expected and modeled. That’s why I highly recommend to parents that they get their child into a part-time job throughout the teen years, and particularly one that is service-oriented.

Outside of what mom and dad are expecting of them, nothing can teach a teenager about life and making a livelihood than a job can, whether they need the money or not. 

The right job for just a few hours each week can be a perfect training ground for a teenager, teaching people-skills, money-management, time-management, and even helping the teenager determine what she does or doesn’t want to do after high school.

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