Controversial topic: Why we don’t pay for everything for our children

Buckle up because this week on the podcast we’re going to dive into a pretty controversial topic: why we don’t think parents should pay for everything for their kids, and why we expect our kids to get jobs by the time they’re 15.

In this episode of the podcast, I share the story of a simple Instagram post that sparked heated debate and led me to discuss why we have this requirement in our family. We explore the reasons behind this decision, how it works in our home, and the valuable life skills our teens are learning through this experience.

Listen to Jesse and I discuss how having a job and learning to manage our own money was so valuable and provided such fulfillment and real-world experience for our teens.

We also discuss the benefits of having our children manage their earnings, learn to balance responsibilities and understand the connection between work, money and their future stability. We also talk about how to navigate employment when your kids have very busy schedules with school and sports. We hope this episode inspires you to empower your children to manage their time and money more successfully as they get older and more confident in many different situations.

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In this episode

(0:35) – Today we talk about why we require our children to have a job by age 15.

(1:34) – We have some travel stories for you today! I hope they make you laugh! πŸ™‚

(18:36) – Lesson learned: keep calm, spread kindness and try to make the most of every opportunity.

(22:01) – Why do we demand that our children get a job before the age of 15?

(24:49) – I firmly believe that paying for everything for our children is doing them a disservice.

(26:16) – I talk about how teaching our children time management is key.

(28:19) – We teach our children fulfillment through hard work, encouraging independence.

(30:04) – It can be difficult for a 14-year-old to get a job, but there are ways around this challenge.

(33:35) – Jesse reminds us that we’re not talking about full-time jobs when they’re teenagers.

(36:26) – Benefits we experienced in getting a job and managing money as teenagers.

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