06-29-2016 08:58 PM
06-29-2016 08:59 PM
Ok and laaaaast Q guys: It can be difficult and worrying to facilitate your child’s growing independence. Concerns about safety, responsibilities and happiness can all make it difficult to let go - what's your top tip for 'letting go'?
06-29-2016 09:00 PM
Oh yes! Good point @Sophie-RO Mr16 has a job and has saved enough for a second hand car next year when she starts driving. Mr18 did have a job for two years but is concentraing on his HSC (and gaming - a balance Mum, he keeps reminding us.
06-29-2016 09:01 PM
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06-29-2016 09:06 PM
06-29-2016 09:07 PM
I encourage my kids to earn their own money. My son referees football matches each weekend. He plays football and loves being involved in the game. The downside to that is that he has to wait until the end of the season to get paid. The upside is that he budgets really well and that money normally lasts until the start of the next season. He has money to cover the christmas school holidays and the next ones.
Unfortunately my daughter is not so motivated to get a paying job. She does volunteer her time to netball coaching but that doesn't help when she wants new clothes or to go out.
I'm trying to encourage her to get a part time job but her lack of self confidence is playing a big part in her not trying. She is quite independent in as much that she can cook, clean, use a washing machine and is fantastic at looking after her niece and nephew. She is fantastic wiith the kids that she coaches but is very hesitant to take that next step of getting into the workforce.
If @jacew is still online I would love to hear how he encouraged his daughter to get work.