How do you know it is time to buy your teen’s first car?
Try this simple solution: No work, no car!
Today’s teens hold fewer jobs than ever before, yet I have noticed that many parents still feel obligated to buy their child their first car. They also insure it for them and keep gas in it too.
What would happen if we decided that cars, gas, and insurance, were all things your child would have to provide for themselves without parental assistance? Not only would it be an incentive for kids to get a job, but it would teach them both time and money management as well. All while limiting the time they would otherwise have for video games, Facebook, TV, and other not-so-productive activities that restrict responsibility, healthy brain activity, and emotional health.
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