I have encouraged all my kids to get after school jobs once they are old enough. I think they learn a lot from working. They also learn the value of money. You have to be careful of employers taking advantage of young staff and giving the too many hours but over all I feel that my kids have benifited from their after school jobs. Two of my teens have continued in their afterschool job and ended up as apprentices at the same workplace and love what they do.
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