posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 08:38 AM
reply to post by wdkirk
I raised my kids and make sure they were able to be kids, but in this time and age, life is getting harder no only for the teens but for their parents
I had the choice to be at home mother when my children were in need of my attention, many parents doesn't have that choice.
With the downgrade of wages many people have to give up their jobs to stay at home during the summer and avoid having to pay for baby sitting that has
become very expensive.
Back in the late 80s I used to pay 600 dollars a month for babysitting in the Quantico area in VA when my husband was station there and oversea at the
time, I took a job just to keep busy.
Baby sitting was that expensive back then I can only imagine now.
Still when you are in small communities and far away fro big cities is not much for teens to do and not enough jobs to go around even for adults.