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Checklist: Finding a First Job That Fits Your Teen

By Peg Rosen

Landing that first job can be a major confidence boost for teens with learning and attention issues. It says, “I believe in you and value your efforts!” But empowering as a good experience can be, a bad match can be a blow to your teen’s self-esteem. It may even keep him from looking for another job. This printable checklist can help you make sure the fit is right.

The Position
The Workplace
The Payoff

About the Author

Portrait of Peg Rosen

Peg Rosen writes for digital and print, including ParentCenter, WebMD, Parents, Good Housekeeping and Martha Stewart.

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Portrait of Jim Rein

Jim Rein, M.A., has lectured on postsecondary options and summer programs for kids and young adults with learning and attention issues.

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