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Jobs For Teens

by | Jun 13, 2024 | Education

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With most students carrying a smartphone since the fourth grade, parents often suspect and fear that their children have a distorted sense of the value of money. Children see “stuff” as things that they “have” rather than work to have. As they age, children can start working for their spending money, first as allowance and then as part-time jobs. Not sure the time is right for your teenager to get their first job? We have some reasons why now might be the perfect time!


Time Management

A job will force your teenager to plan study and social times around their work schedule. If, for example, the concert they want to attend falls during work hours, it becomes a great learning opportunity in how to prioritize. It’s also a good reminder that, without the job, they won’t be able to afford the next set of concert tickets.


Work Ethic

Learning a good work ethic likely starts in the early days of kindergarten, but now is the time it will pay off financially. Teens with a good work ethic get noticed by current and potential employers, and this could mean the difference between earning a raise or being stagnant in their salary and roles. Your teen will soon see that they could see financial rewards if they work hard and go above and beyond expectations.


Life Skills 

Even the most mundane job is likely to be part of a team environment. Communication skills and teamwork are necessary life skills that will serve your teen for years to come — both in the workforce and in their personal life. A first job is the perfect place to learn, practice, and hone those skills.



With their own hard-earned money in their pocket, your teen will learn the value of money and how to budget so they have some on hand when they need it. By opening a TXDPSCU Checking Account, they will gain practical experience in managing their finances, and they will quickly find out why mom and dad often turned them down in the past.

As summer is set to begin, now is the perfect time for your teen to start hitting the pavement to find their first job. Encouraging them to do so and providing some simple guidance will set them up for success in the future.

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