Tip 6: Tell Folks What You’re Up To

  • Let your teachers know you have a job to help avoid conflicts ahead of time
  • Teachers are more understanding if they know your situation ahead of time
  • Let your employer know about your school plans and academic goals
  • Visit this link for advice on how to have this conversation with a teacher: http://kidshealth.org/teen/expert/school_jobs/balance.html
  • Share your goals and activities with friends/family so they can support you
  • Support and encouragement is always nice to get, share your ideas, your dreams and your activities with your loved ones. 
  • If they are informed, they’ll also be more understanding when conflict arises.

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