Social Distancing is giving families with older kids a little more time to just talk, face to face. Tonight at dinner, consider discussing your first full-time job. How much did you make? Did all the payroll deductions surprise you?
We know it’s not always easy to talk to teens – particularly when it comes to things like jobs and money. But the pandemic allows you to do it with mercifully low expectations – it’s going to be next to impossible to get a job this summer.
Help your older kids understand why you use and think about money the way you do by sharing details about your adolescence. Not everything has changed since when you were a kid. For example, families still have to balance earning and spending.