Summer jobs and part-time jobs offer valuable lessons about discipline, frugal living, organization and other real-life lessons. Those jobs also provide easy lesson plans on personal finance.
Of course, some commenters at TMZ.com made that connection, but others made snarky remarks about Scout's appearance. (The mean comments made me crazy. Let's be real. Many of us, myself included, looked pretty dorky/awkward as teenagers.) So, I agreed with this reader called "stix&stones:"
Who cares what she looks like?? At least she has a job and doesn't just sit on her ass like most celeb's kids do, expecting to have everything handed to them. Good for her, getting a job of her own.--reader (stix&stone) scomment from TMZ.com
This past summer, my boys, (11 and 14) both had summer jobs. My oldest worked at a pizza store, where he picked up lessons on deadlines, multi-tasking and math--just from working at the cash register.
My 11-year-old was a mother's helper for a woman with three active children under the age of three. Wow. He came home every night exhausted and wealthier.
Note: I wrote the above with permission from my boys, who approved, but insisted that I add that they also went to camp and on a summer cruise with my parents.
Bottom line: They had fun and really learned a lot from their summer jobs.
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