Summer for Kids

When a teen turns 14 in the United States, they are allowed get a work permit if they have their parents’ permission. Once they have the work permit, then they can start looking for a summer job.

There are many summer jobs and internships available, both offline and online. They can be with large companies, or smaller ones that want to allow young people the chance to gain valuable work experience that they can then put on their resume and mention in their college applications.

Parents can help teens find a summer job in a number of ways.

Counselor in Training (CIT) Programs

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There’s nothing worse for parents than to hear, “I’m bored” or, “I have nothing to do,” especially when children are home on summer vacation. It can be a real challenge to keep them occupied, particularly if you are on a tight budget.

Fortunately, there are lots of projects, arts and crafts they can get involved with, most of which don’t require too much supervision and will keep them busy and away from the TV.

Summer Fashion Show

It’s the end of a school year and the start of summer. If you haven’t recently sorted out their clothes to see what fits and what doesn’t, now is the time to have a summer fashion show. If it fits, great. If not, either throw it away if it is in bad condition, or donate it as a hand-me-down or at a swap shop. Continue reading