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My daughter is 15 years old, a girl she is calm and reasonable. On vacation I decided to earn some money. How best to prepare her, what to warn about? Alexey, 37 years old
Alexey, here a lot depends on the "configuration" of the child. Your daughter, as you write, is "calm and reasonable." You should look for a side job for her from friends, taking into account the interests and inclinations of the character. Replacing a secretary who has gone on vacation, running around as an assistant waiter in a cafe owned by your friends, being an assistant in a flower shop - this is a rough list of jobs where you can send a "home girl" without spending your days in anxiety and anticipation. The most common part-time job for teenagers is looking after babies (but not a full-fledged "babysitting": mom should be nearby, you never know what!), Walking dogs, distributing advertising …
Where can problems await?
Distribution of flyers: aggression or unwanted attention from passers-by. A fourteen-year-old girl, most likely, will not be able to either prevent or somehow cope with harassment.
A waitress in an "unfriendly" cafe, in the sense - without a cover. There, you can become a target for sexual harassment from both visitors and staff. In addition, the waitress deals with money, which is also unsafe, you can fall under suspicion of concealment, and it will not be easy to defend yourself.
So, if no one is covering the rear, it is better to wait until the age of majority. A very good job - salesperson in a book or any other "intelligent" place.
So, what we are trying to protect from:
- working on the street alone (if in a group, and even with an adult leader, it is normal);
- work related to receiving money;
- work where you can be exposed to unwanted attention with sexual connotations.
In the end, we get what has always been for teenagers: an almost free internship with friends, ideally on the topic of a future specialty.
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