Friday, July 23, 2010

Students and Summer Jobs

There is a lot to be said for students who get a summer job. I know it isn't easy to find a job these days, but it's not impossible. According to an article in the July 2010 issue of Better Homes and Gardens, a University of Iowa study, students with paid jobs during the summer break had increased self esteem and greater motivation. Just ask Steve Jobs. His summer at an apple orchard led him to call his company Apple. Still need convincing? President Obama filled cones at Baskin-Robbins.

If your child is too young to get a job, why not find chores to completed around the house. It can as simple as taking out the garbage, swiping the floors, feeding the pet, watering the plants. It will teach your child responsibility and hopefully pride in their work. You can give them an allowance or not! Whatever works for your family.

Volunteering for worthy causes is another way to teach your children responsibility and giving back to the community, while building self esteem. Look around and find agencies that need volunteers that young people can participate in. It can be a family project that will bring meaning and memories for years to come.

For lists of part-time jobs for teens go to


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