Today’s teenagers and young adults have more to deal with than their older counterparts may realize. While baby boomers and members of Generation X had fewer luxuries and conveniences growing up than current generations, both Millenials and Generation Z face a unique set of circumstances that are defining the types of teenagers and young adults that they are today. It’s important for us to understand our teens and what they’re going through so that we can offer our very best encouragement and support for them during their most formative years.
Raising a gifted child or children can present parents with a unique set of challenges that may leave them feeling overwhelmed or hopeless. We all want the best for our children, and recognizing that gifted children have special needs early on will help parents be more effective and empathetic to what their gifted youngsters are going through.
As parents, guiding our teenagers and students towards a part-time job can be a pretty easy task. Usually it’s just a matter of calling up a friend that owns a local deli or shop, or even bringing home a couple of applications from local restaurants. But helping our kids plan for a long-term career can be a rather intimidating task; after all, it’s only their lives that we’re talking about here. So how exactly can parents make sure that they’re guiding their kids in the right direction?
There are many advantages to employing teenage workers, which is why so many companies and businesses choose to do so. Teenagers are energetic, fast learners, affordable, and rarely show signs of employee burn-out due to their fresh entry into the workforce. On the other hand, there are issues that tend to arise in the workplace that are only common when employing teenage workers. How you as an employer handle these situations can determine whether you retain good teenage help for years to come, or whether you have to permanently install a “For Hire” sign at the front door.
Teens that are looking for work in the 21st century have got their work cut out for them. Not only is the entire world recovering from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, but jobs that are available to teenagers seem fewer and farther between. This is in part because so many adults that used to work forty hours a week have settled for part-time positions that used to be held primarily by teenage workers, making job searches more competitive for teenagers.