Teenagers and Part-Time Jobs

20 or 30 years ago kids were needed more by the family because they had more jobs to do - things weren't so automatic and you couldn't get things done so fast. I don't think kids are needed so much today around the house or in a working sense, and it's hard to teach them responsibility. 

By the time they are 15 or 16 I expect them to get a part-time job, they have to learn that they have to get up and go to work in the morning. They have their own alarm clock and they're responsible for getting to work on time. It also teaches them how to manage money. Most kids don't realize that money doesn't go as far as they think it's going to go. Sometimes teens don't realize how much things cost until they're spending their own money.