If you are a parent of a high school student then you must be getting worried as the summer is fast approaching. A lot of teens tend to spend most of their summer time hanging out with friends but would you like something different for your child? May be a summer job? It sounds like a superb idea but most likely your teen is not going to be too fascinated with it. Keep reading for some useful tips you can use to encourage your teenager to get a summer job.
Find a job that is more like a hobby
Most teenagers have seen their parents coming home from work all tired and moody. So the idea of a job for them does not sound very exciting and not something they want to get into at this age. Introduce them to some of the fun summer jobs, like working at the mall where they get to meet a lot of people and possibly get discounts. Another can be that of a lifeguard where there is responsibility but also an opportunity to be in the sun all day long.
Highlight the money incentive
An extra pocket money is what every teenager dreams of. All the money that can be earned during the job can be used for more fun activities with friends. While you are highlighting this aspect you can also talk about possible savings. A few extra bucks saved while working full-time throughout summer could possibly lead to owning their own car!