02-06-2020 05:16 PM - last edited on 02-10-2020 10:17 AM by Jess1-RO
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Question: How can I help my teen get a job?
Teenagers need for autonomy and independence grows throughout adolescence, preparing them for adulthood. As parents one of our jobs is to help our teens become more independent and develop good decision-making skills. You can support these skills by coaching your teens, giving them ideas, encouragement and supportive feedback and helping them to problem solve. Your teen will have to navigate their workplace independently, so the job search process is a great place to start reinforcing these skills.
Give them the best chance of success in finding the right kind of job for them by helping them look at their strengths, talents and interests. Success in their first job can be a huge confidence and self-esteem booster and increases the likelihood of them sticking with it. Ask curious questions that can help your teen think about their interests:
Other things to help them consider:
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