Okay, my other rant got too long and jumbled so I had to break it up so I could focus more! lol
Another interesting, fairly new law:
Kids aren’t allowed a driver’s license unless their grades are at least a C. It has been explained to me that this restriction encourages the kids to work harder in school. I have yet to hear a teenager say, “I really need to get my grades up so I can get my license.” Have you?
What about those kids that just can’t make the cut? I remember really struggling in several of my classes. I also chose some really difficult English classes in high school because they were interesting. Might I have gone an easier route had my driving been on the line?
We restrict jobs for teens to give them more time for school work. It’s to protect them. How does that serve the kid who’s father ditched the family and mom is struggling to take care of the kids on her own? A job could be the difference between eating or going hungry. Sometimes, kids need to work a job. That should be at the discretion on the parents and teenager.
One issue that I see so much more now is that kids don’t have any money saved for college. I keep hearing on the news about how much debt college students are in and yet we keep restricting their ability to learn how to do an honest days work.
Now it parents are even said to be bad parents if they aren’t saving and planning to put their children through college. Well, Ben and I worked and earned our way through college. We both had jobs in high school. I think we are doing a disservice to today’s youth by handing them everything.
Oh and I might add that in our community, there are lots of families that can’t afford the car insurance on their kid so the kid can’t get his/her license until age 18 anyway. Nor can they afford to put their kid through college.
I am sick and tired of someone else telling me when it’s okay to let my child stay home sick from school and when it’s okay for him/her to have a job and when she can get her learner’s permit. What ever happened to allowing the parents to make the decisions? I hear a lot of school employees and others complaining that parents aren’t parenting but our rights to parent are being taken away from us.
And, for the record, I am a democrat so this is not a right-wing rant. (no offense to any of you right-wingers) Just the complaints of a mom that happens to think that she is doing a pretty good job as is.