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Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« on: June 20, 2014, 07:03:48 PM »
I remember back in high school, I had a lot of free time on my hands. I would often be goofing about on the internet and play on sites such as Neopets, GaiaOnline and more just to buy time. If I had knew that there were ways to earn money online, I think I would have done it. Though, I had a lot of free time because I hardly study. I still get decent grades that pass, but I wasn't necessarily an A student. I know that if I understood the freelance writing world on the internet, I would have probably taken advantage of that.

Do you think it's wise for student teens to spend their free time earning cash in lieu of cherishing their free time and/or studying? Or should they just stick with their free time and/or studying when they have the chance?

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Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2014, 11:13:51 PM »
You brought up a very good point there I must say.

In my opinion this must be depends on how well the students are doing with their studies. If they are not doing well and spend all their free time making money online, then it will do them no good.

Parents should know what their teens are doing as well. Always monitor their study activities. If I had a teen and say she's doing well with her study then I will definitely allow her to spend some of her free time earning online if that is going to teach her a little bit about money and business.

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Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2014, 05:52:42 AM »
Back when I was studying, we didnt have computers here. As such, when I see the kids and the teens today, I think they are blessed. Unfortunately, many spend their time on sites like Facebook, twitter and elsewhere to stay connected with friends or even otherwise. And I see this as a bane - considering the things we used to do as kids or teens.

But definitely, they have ample of opportunities at hand that they can make use of when using the internet. Financial independence is always a good thing and the earlier it starts, helps in learning many other things of life - like - saving for the bad patches, learning to work and being serious about it and a lot more.

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Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2014, 03:31:12 AM »
I think the question really should be whether teens should be spending hours on activities that have no value to them or spend time on activities that reward them.

Studying brings its own long term rewards and working online or in the real world also brings financial rewards. Every student now has the opportunity to work in addition studying.

Of course it is important that studies are not being neglected, unless a student is becoming so successful financially through his or her enterprise. Richard Branson had much more success as an entrepreneur in his teens than he ever did with his schoolwork.


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Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2014, 12:03:21 AM »
I think that it really depends. I mean, during the school year, I think that teens should really buckle down and should really focus on their studies. It's much more important that they finish their education off with a good grade. But when it comes to holidays and summer, I think that's when teens should be looking for volunteer work or jobs even. In my opinion, I'd more rather have a job than do volunteering, which most of you would probably agree. Although, volunteering is pretty important for things like references.

But working at home during the school time could be alright I guess. I mean, after you finish your studying and homework, you could find a site to join and make money from there. It may not be a high income, but it's better than nothing right? But once you get to holiday time, you can just look for a job that pays minimum wage and go on from there.

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Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2014, 07:32:20 AM »
I think that students are wise enough to know what they can do with their time and what needs them have. If they need money they have to work, so distributing the time is preparing ourselves for the adult life, why not?

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Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2014, 12:47:05 PM »
I am still nineTEEN, so in a way, I am still a teenager. Haha. I am in my third year of college and I'm taking up BS Biology as my Pre-med course, so most--if not all--of my time is spent with books and microscopes and such, but during my free time, I find myself just relaxing and hanging out with my friends. I spend my free time relaxing in coffee shops and unwinding after a long, long day of boring lectures. It's not really what you call productive, but I don't necessarily spend all my free time working or studying or hanging out with friends. I don't really have a strict routine. I just work if I feel like I have the energy to.

I think that teens have the freedom to choose whatever it is they spend their free time on as long as they know the consequences of their actions once they focus too much on one thing and forget about the others. It's good to really try hard to earn money, but it is unwise to forget about classes and spending all their time alone in front of the computer devoid of all human interactions. The key is to balance the three. I think balancing is the wise thing to do.

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Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2014, 06:49:08 AM »
Good post Cheesy, and just for the record, yes, you are still a teenager. :D

I agree with pretty much what you say, teens (and other people as well) should be free to do what they want, they ought to study of course, having fun is a part of life, but if they have the need they have to work as well.

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Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2014, 02:03:43 PM »
Our public school systems were modeled on the Industrial Revolution factories. Times have changed and the world no longer operates the way it used to. A lot of information children learn at school is useless. We should not be teaching our children to get and education to get a job, but rather to become financially independent and buy or run their own business. many jobs are being replaced by machines and it will only get worse for individuals. Becoming financially independent early is beneficial, as long as there is balance.

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Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2014, 09:04:22 PM »
This is a good question. Although as a teen myself with a household that can help with any amount of money that comes in I think their can be a great balance.

I am an A student in a career high school, I study very hard, and I still do online jobs and pay 3 bills in my household all from m online jobs. As well as I still go out with my friends, and have fun. I think if the child is willing to do it, there can be an equal balance.

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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2014, 07:20:58 AM »
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This is a good question. Although as a teen myself with a household that can help with any amount of money that comes in I think their can be a great balance.

I am an A student in a career high school, I study very hard, and I still do online jobs and pay 3 bills in my household all from m online jobs. As well as I still go out with my friends, and have fun. I think if the child is willing to do it, there can be an equal balance.

So you are really a great example Dez97, congratulations for everything you do and the way you help your family, while still going out and living your life. I think that you are the best example that teens can work and live their lives as well.

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Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2014, 07:54:49 AM »
as long as their is a perfect balance and the teen is getting good grades and is responsible to make money online while keeping their grades up then why not?

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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2014, 12:09:15 PM »
Good question. I think not, because if the teenagers are studying then they are equipping themselves to get a better job than if they had just spend their time making money.

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Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2014, 09:36:40 PM »
I also wish I would have known that you can make money online when I was in high school as I had a lot of free time on my hands back then. As long as a student is doing well in school, I don't see anything wrong with them spending their free time making money online. Of course, if the student is failing though they should spend their free time studying.

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Re: Teens Working Vs. Free Time/Studying
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2014, 08:36:05 AM »
Working vs Studying it is a tough one to answer. In my opinion you need to maintain a balance between both of them if you need to be successful and have a back up at the same time. You should not let your grades be affected by working and you should not let studying affect your earnings. Try to create a balance with both of them, it will take some time and eventually you will learn how to distribute your time equally among them without affecting the other.

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