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Danyi Zeng

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One of the best ways for parents to help their children is to encourage them to take a part-time job.

Well,as far as I am concerned,in China,parents always do too much for their children,which leads to the situation that teenagers can not be as independent as they are supposed to.So maybe they should try some part-time jobs to train themslves.However,there is danger in some fields and studying always takes up a lot of time!So do you agree that one of the best ways for parents to help their children is to encourage them to take a part-time job? [Plus: If do,what kind of jobs do you think are proper? And if there are some childish grammar mistakes please point them out and forgive me~ :-D ]

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    May 4 2012: Yes It increase confidence of a child and also help him to learn some practical things.

    I think one way may be to ask children to help in parent's job it self. a little help for extra pocket money and appreciation. I understand not all jobs can help here but whatever is possible, parents should try to motivate their children for that.
    one of the part time job they can do is teaching to younger kids who are not that good in that subject or children who are poor.
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      May 4 2012: Um, I think your idea is not bad.Actually, I have tried to earn some pocket money from my parents twice or three times just like Western countries' families. But, I always gave up at last, for feeling so uncomfortable and maybe even a bit of guilty! That may sound strange... And, in my country, it is impossible for a senior high school student to get a part-time job as a tutor--few people will trust you and you are not supposed to earn money from those friends and relatives who trust you! Different cultural environment?

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