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How Can Kids and Young Adults Make Money?

How Can Kids and Young Adults Make Money?Children and young adults often have difficulty finding ways to make some money for things they would like to buy or for savings. This is a page about how can kids and young adults make money?

 

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When Should Teens Wear Thongs?This is a page about "When should teens wear thongs?". Parents routinely need to address clothing styles and what they consider acceptable for their teen to wear.

 

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Weekend Activities for Teens?This page is about weekend activities for teens. Planning fun, active things to do on the weekend is important to keep teenagers healthy and happy.

 

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Difficulties Getting Teen Up and Ready for School?My 14 year old son is a bear in the morning. I tell him to wake up early so he can get his stuff done and out the door for school. Instead he wakes up late everyday and argues with me about his hair (wants me to help fix it) and everything else.

 

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My Daughter is Shaving Her SideburnsThis page concerns my daughter shaving her sideburns. Young people can be very self conscience. Unwanted facial hair can be removed in a few other ways without shaving.

 

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Babysitting Activity IdeasThis is a page about babysitting activity ideas. Having planned activities for the children when you babysit can help make it a positive experience for everyone.

 

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Is 13 Too Young to Have a Boyfriend?Many parents are concerned when their 13 year old wants to have a boyfriend. Going out can mean different things at different ages. While 13 may be too young for unsupervised dating, there may be alternatives that are acceptable to both parents and teens. This is a page about, "Is 13 too young to have a boyfriend?".

 

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Activities for Babysitting a 7 Year Old?There are many fun and educational things you can do to enjoy your time together. This is a page about activities for babysitting a 7 year old.

 

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My Teen Daughter is Dating an Older GuyThis is a page about my teen daughter is dating an older guy. Parents tend to become worried when their teenaged daughters start dating an older boy or young man.

 

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Talking to Parents About Clothing StylesOne place the generational gap is very evident is in clothing choices. Talking to your parents about wearing certain types of clothing can be intimidating. Your age and the clothing item will no doubt be part of the conversation. This page offers some tips about talking to your parents about clothing styles.

 

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Is 13 Too Young to Have a Boyfriend?So I'm in love with this guy and I think he likes me too. He's one year older than me. And I really wanna be with him, but am I too young?

 

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Activities for Babysitting a 2 Year Old?Having activities that are age appropriate can make your babysitting job that much easier and more fun for you and the child. This is a page about activities for babysitting a 2 year old.

 

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Growing Up with a Work EthicThis is a page about growing up with a work ethic. Teaching children to work and how to deal with people when they are young, can give them skills that they can take into adulthood.

 

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Finding Jobs for 13 Year Olds?Parents at some point will need to assist or support their child in finding safe, age appropriate jobs so that they can earn some spending money. This is a page about finding jobs for a 13 year old.

 

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Random Drug Testing for Your TeensAll parents agree that keeping your kids off drugs is a priority, one way to help accomplish this is by giving your teens random drugs tests. In this page, parents discuss the merits and potential drawbacks of random drug testing for teens.

 

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Advice for Safely Finding Babysitting JobsTaking care in how you find sitting jobs will help ensure your safety. Start with people that your know. This is a page about advice for safely finding babysitting jobs.

 

A teenager coming home too late.

Setting a Curfew Time for TeensParents of teens typically define a curfew time for their children based on age, day of the week, and type of event. This is a page about setting a curfew time for teens.

 

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Job Ideas for 14 Year Olds?As teens get older more types of jobs become available to them. This is a page about job ideas for 14 year olds.

 

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Requirements for Getting a Lifeguard's License?This is a page about requirements for getting a lifeguard license. Working as a lifeguard is a good seasonal or year round job for adults and teens alike. Prior to applying you will want to ensure you meet the requirements.

 

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When Should Teens Start Dating?This is a page about "When should teens start dating?". A common question for parents to address is when are they OK with their teens to begin dating.

 

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Create an Email Time Capsule for Your...This is a page about create an email time capsule for your children. Create a technological alternative to the old style time capsule by creating one via emails.

 

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Asking My Mom for a Bra?This is a page about asking mom for a bra. Some young girls are confused or reluctant to speak to their mother when they believe it is time to start wearing a bra.

 

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Advice for TeenagersThis is a page about advice for teenagers. When you are a teen, learning to make the right decisions and developing good habits are very important.

 

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Family Activities for Parents With Teens?This is a page about family activities for parents with teens. Finding fun activities that you can enjoy with your teens can sometimes be daunting.

 

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Tips for Parenting TeensThis page contains tips for parenting teens. Teaching young, nearly adult people to be responsible is important to help them be successful in their adult lives.

 

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Dieting Advice for Teenagers?This page contains dieting advice for teenagers. A young person can improve their health and fitness and at the same time create good eating habits.

 

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Dealing With a Teen Who Is Acting Out?This is a page about dealing with a teen who is acting out. When a teen begins acting out the first consideration is to try and find out the cause(s) behind the behavior.

 

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When Should Girls Start Wearing Makeup?This is a page about "when should girls start wearing makeup?". This is a longstanding discussion between mothers and their daughters.

 

Disrespectful teen and her parents.

Parenting Disrespectful Teens?This page is about parenting disrespectful teens. Young people sometimes don't realize how they can hurt people with their emotional stance, and need to learn respect.

 

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Behavioral Issues With Teen Aged Son?I have an almost 16 year old son who misbehaves and is disrespectful. He calls me names and tell me that I'm a liar when I'm clearly speaking the truth.

 

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Saving Money on Feeding TeensThis page is about saving money on feeding teens. It is always amazing how much food a growing teenager can consume.

 

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Teaching a Teen to DriveThis is a page on teaching your teen to drive. When it comes time to teach your teen to drive, it can be very nerve wracking. Knowing the steps to teaching someone to drive can make the whole experience go smoothly.

 

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Concerns For Daughter Who Recently Has Been Depressed?My daughter has always hated summer and wears tank tops to block out the heat. All of a sudden she's been acting depressed. This is unusual because she's always happy. And now she wears long sleeves. I'm concerned that she's cutting herself. What's going on?

 

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Teenage Girl Cries A Lot?Why does an 18 year old girl cry over everything?

 

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Getting Teen to Help at Home?I have a teen who won't think ahead and do things. He only does what needs to be done if I tell him what to do, or leave a list. How do I get him to do more? He has a excuse for everything. He is disrespectful as well, very bad back talking. Help.

 

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Preparing For The SATMy son is a sophomore in high school and will be taking the SAT probably next year.

 

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Help Your Teenager Narrow the Career SearchPart-time jobs, job-shadowing, volunteering and internships all help teens decide whether or not a career they have in mind is the path they want to follow.

 

Daddies Teaching Daughters: Automotive KnowledgeAre you wishing that there was a gift that you could give your daughter that would last longer than an ipod or the newest and best cell phone? Well there is, Dad! There is a lot a Dad can teach his daughter that will serve her well in her life.

 

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Looking For Good youth Sports Program?I am looking for a good sports program for my 2 sons ages 12 & 15 in GA. They like basketball and football respectively. Because I work, one son has had to quit his HS football team due to missed practices. Evening or weekend programs would be wonderful. Thank you.

 

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How Old Should a Girl Be To Go Places On Her Own?My mom is smothering me and I feel like I can't grow up because I am the last baby. I would really like some freedom. How can I ask for freedom? She has already turned me down more than once. All my friends parents are allowing them more freedom, but my parents just don't understand. I need to grow up, I am 13 and in 8th grade please tell me your opinions. Thanks

 

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15 Year Wants to Sleep at Her Boyfriend's House?Should you allow a 15 year old to sleep over her boyfriend's house? Her boyfriend is moving around an hour away and his friendly, trustworthy parents are willing to drive if daughter is allowed to sleepover. Also, they are constantly being watched and she sleeps in the boyfriend's sister's room at night and there is no privacy for the couple whatsoever.

 

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My Daughter Likes an Older Boy?My Daughter Likes an Older Boy. My daughter is 13, but very developed body-wise. We can discuss sex and boys very easily. She has strong moral values, and said she wants to be a virgin until marriage. Recently she told me there's a boy she likes at school.

 

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My Daughter Is Starting To Date?My daughter is starting to date. Do you know how I can help with this milestone in life?

 

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Sharing the ComputerSharing the Computer. Do you find that whenever you want to use the computer, it's always occupied? Well that was happening with my daughter and I, so I made up a time schedule. . .

 

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Helping My Daughter End Her First Relationship?My daughter just got her heart broken by her first love, she is ready to go on with her life and he keeps giving her the guilt trip. He didnt have time for her, now all of a sudden he does. She wants to end it but doesn't want to hurt him, it's her first love!

 

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Daughter's First Car AdviceI need suggestions on how to make giving my daughter her first car a BIG surprise. How can I make it fun but special too? Cheryl

 

How Can Kids and Young Adults Make Money?

How Can Kids and Young Adults Make Money?We have been getting a lot of requests from young folks looking for ways to make money before school starts. Here are some Brainstormed ideas for them by the ThriftyFun community. What are your tips for what kids can do to make money? Post them below.

 

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Saving Money While Feeding Active TeensMy teenage son swims at least 25 hours a week, and usually rides his bicycle the 5+ miles each way back and forth to practice. At 6 foot tall and 200 lbs, you can imagine how much our athlete can eat!

 

"Mom I Need A Job!": How Kids And Teens Can Earn Some CashHere is a list of things that you can do to earn some cash for that something special you always wanted. There are many things you can do that are better than setting up a lemonade stand in your front yard.

 

Saving Money on School Sports SuppliesDo you have any ideas for saving money on school sports supplies? Here are some tips from the ThriftyFun community. Many people with growing kids have a garage full of outgrown or little used sports equipment.

 

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Babysitting Ideas?I'm 13 and about to babysit two boys in the summer, one is eight and the other is five. This is my first year and I'll have them two times a week all day. What fun things should I do?

 

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Asking Mom for a Bra?I'm 13 and my bra is getting a little small. I don't know how to ask for another one without being embarrassed. My mom hasn't noticed me only wearing sports bras and I really need help.

 

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Getting a Teen to Budget His Pay?My 18 year old son just got his first job. It's part-time, 23 - 30 hours/week at $10/hr. So far he is on his 8th paycheck and has blown it all. Each week, he promises to start saving but doesn't. He says it's his money and he'll decide.

 

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Babysitting Ideas?I'm babysitting 2 kids for 10 hours every weekday for 3 weeks. I had my first day and it was awful. The kids and I don't click and they get bored really easily. I had only babysat them at night before and had to entertain them for a couple of hours. Now I'm having to entertain them all day (they're both above five).

 

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Allowing Teens to Go to Overnight Coed Parties?Should I let my 14 old daughter go to overnight coed birthday party?

 

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Apologizing to Your Parents After a Fight?I kinda pissed my parents off really badly today. Any advice? I've apologized multiple times and tried being a sweet little angel, but they're still super pissed at me. I'm 15 and had my first fight that the rebel teens do with my parents.

 

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