Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Is it Necessary to Flip Burgers in Life?

Us Magazine reports on Kevin Federline’s Celebrity Momster, I mean—Dadster—moment.

Federline’s plan to keep his sons grounded in the real world is to have them working at McDonald’s when they turn sixteen.

And while there are way too many pot shots available to make with this story, I will refrain.
I’m all for celebrities’ kids working honest jobs, but to wish a McDonald’s job on your child? Don’t we wish better things for our children than we had?
“"I'll have them working at Micky D's," the Excess Baggage reality star said.”That's how we had to do it! I worked at a car wash. I worked at a pizza place. Things like that made me."

Explained Federline: "I can be in this business now and I'm still the same person I am back then, because I know what I want out of life and how to treat people."

Spears' ex -- who has three other children with two different women -- said Sean Preston, 6, and Jayden James, 5, need a sense of stability.”
I remember my own experience at McDonald’s, which I thankfully made last only an hour and a half.
Would I wish that experience on my children? No.
I don’t think a teenager needs a McDonald’s job to learn how to treat others.
I think if I have any ability to steer my children into more creative and financially enriching part-time jobs, I will.
What do you think? Is it wrong for parents to use their influence to help their kids get decent part-time work?

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