How to talk to your teenager about their future

By Lauren Vogel, PhD. Your teenager was probably five years old when you first asked them what they want to be when they grow up. But the conversation really needs to step up a notch once they hit high school. And it’s not always the easiest conversation to have. What you want for your children.. Read more

There’s life after the HSC

With about 220,000 young people doing their final Year 12 exams, ReachOut.com wants to remind them that there’s life after their final exams. It’s a message that many of us parents probably need to be reminded of too! “For some who did well in their Year 12 exams, things often turn out very differently than.. Read more

Teenager’s guide to babysitting – Updated

Babysitting is one of the most popular jobs for teenagers. There is no legal age for when a teenager may start babysitting, and parents are probably the best judge of whether their child is ready and responsible enough. How to find babysitting work for teenagers Having a connection with the family that requires babysitting is.. Read more

Pocket money for teenagers

By Joely Mitchell. How much pocket money is enough for your teenager? What should their allowance cover? Should parents continue to pay for their kids’ mobile phone bills and clothes, or should teenagers be expected to pay for these out of their own monthly allowance, to teach them budgeting skills? There are many ways for.. Read more

How to write a stand-out resume for teenagers

Thanks to technology, being a teenager is more expensive than ever before. As always, many young people are relying on part-time jobs to fund their lifestyle. But the teenage job market is a competitive one. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 41% (or 595,000) of Australia’s 1.4 million full-time students aged 15-24 years work.. Read more

Teaching your teenager responsibility in personal finance

By Jules Shiells [Sponsored Post]. Personal finance is not the most exciting topic for most teenagers. However, good personal finance skills can be instilled at a young age, and responsibility exercised during adolescence often persists into adulthood. Ideally, you will have started practicing financial management with your children at the time of their first piggy.. Read more

Resume for teenagers

RELATED: How to write a stand-out resume for teenagers RELATED: Jobs for 13-year-olds Before your teenager starts the part-time Christmas job search, they’ll need to put together a resume. If your child doesn’t have any previous working experience, they might wonder what they’re going to include in a resume. This is where volunteer work, school.. Read more

Christmas jobs for teenagers

Jobs for teenagers over the Christmas and January holiday period are being advertised in stores and online now. If your teenager is keen to get some work this season, now is the time to get searching. Employers put together their holiday staff early so they will be trained and up to speed before the Christmas.. Read more

Jobs for 13-year-olds

It can be tough to find suitable jobs for 13-year-olds, when many employers won’t hire teenagers until they are 14, or even 14 and 9 months. In most states of Australia, however, it is perfectly legal to start working at 13, and some states have no restriction on starting age, depending on certain conditions. Check.. Read more