What jobs can kids do?

Kids are pretty capable of doing work. They may be smaller and have less skill it doesn’t mean they can do work and learn how to work. The 2 articles below discuss what kids could do in order to gain some money and learn some practical skills that can get them ahead in life. Not only can they earn some extra money, learn skills they can also gain a lot of self confidence.

The Best Advice Ever To A Teenage Daughter Who Needs To Make Money

http://familymint.com/blog/21-simple-ways-for-kids-to-earn-money

 

Episode 9. What is open ended play?

Growing up I lived  in a neighborhood where I could play all day and run around the neighborhood. As I got older and moved to other neighborhoods this changed. I had lot of toys too  which were great and they were all meant to be used with your imagination. However there were one or two that were very limited in play and they would really frustrate me. It wasn’t until I got a lot older did I realize what the problem was them. It was non open ended play. In this episode I discuss what this is and why it is not good for your children.

Dad, please don’t go

SkidebutenI realize that were all going to die. I realize there were all going to be in the grave one day. It’s not an easy thing to think about. In fact it’s pretty tough, it’s simply not something that you want to think about. Its especially hard when you start talking about a loved one that may pass away. The reason I bring this up is that my dad and I had a talk about the possibility of him dying. I realize that one day my father will pass away, however he is MY dad. I am grown up, but in my mind my dad is still the coolest guys I’ve ever known and definitely the strongest man in the world, because everybody knows that my dad can beat up your dad.

We’ve talked about this subject a couple times over the last year. But I definitely do realize that my dad can pass away at anytime, he is older me. He is in great shape and jogs every single day, he eats well, he doesn’t smoke and, has a loving wife who takes really good care of them. He also has a lot to live for, he has 5 grand kids, that (I think) really does make a difference. People who don’t have stuff to live for tend to die early. I have heard of people who retire and within 2 to 3 years end up dying. But that’s a conversation for another time.

Talking about wills and, life insurance, who gets what, what happes to my mom, who gets the car and so on is not something that you really want to talk about. It’s kind of upsetting. But I realize being the oldest one in my family and sort of being the flagship, you are the one who ends up taking care of most of these kinds of things. It makes me prepare for that moment cause I realize that anyone of us could die at any moment it is always hard to talk about this. So, when you look it the parents and other loved ones realize that they may not be with you as long as you want them to be they might be gone tomorrow. So be kind to them and love them for who they are.

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