Find out about the employer. Before your teen accepts a job, find out as much as you can about the potential employer and the workplace. You should try to drop by the workplace casually and take note of how the manager treats the employees and whether safety precautions are being followed.
Online Predators- with many stories of abductions and sexual predators one would think teens would become a bit more cautious with their online activities. Many teens are not being as cautious as they should simply because they are carefree teens, living in the moment. As a parent it is important to know what kind of online activity your kid is partaking in. Your intrusiveness can save your kid from running into the arms of a predator.
Know the employment laws. Read up on the child labor laws and explain those to your teen. Make sure he or she will know if they are asked to do something in appropriate, like serving alcohol in a restaurant or working more hours than are allowed.
When we take time to care for ourselves, we feel empowered and are better able to accomplish more in our lives. Caring for ourselves permits us to love everyone around us better. As a result, we become more giving, grateful, and happy. By establishing quality adult time, we can connect and reflect on who we really are and what we really want. When was the last time you considered what was best for you? When was the last time you relaxed in your favorite chair and enjoyed a cup of coffee? How many minutes each day do you get to connect with your spouse? Making the commitment to improve the quality of each day is a decision. Take small steps to enhance your life.
The alcoholic family is a dysfunctional unit. Everyone has an assigned role, keyed to how each individual reacts to the stress. One child may be the “rescuer”. Their role is to keep family peace, save the alcoholic from hurting himself and keep the family intact. Often they are obsessive about keeping things in order, and live with an enormous sense of responsibility. school activities and friendships fall by the wayside, because these miniature adults don’t have the time or energy for anything else, but saving their family from harm.
Consider alternatives to driving. Taking the commuter bus to work or using a bike to run to the drug store might not be as comfortable as cruising in the car, but these days the savings could add up considerably. Besides, walking or bicycling is good exercise and helps save the environment!
The distressed youths are taught many skills among others how to light fire without matches, cooking food in the wilderness, being responsible, reducing air pollution and the need to face challenging times.
For example: Dane Westergaard wanted to become a Dentist and was leaning on focusing his high school education towards moving on into that field of study. He would have had to take 4 years of college couses and then take on a Master’s degree and Internship before ever dealing with a “live” patient.