Allison, 16, is working. This is her first job. She did this on her own. No pushing from us. Her allowance was not meeting her needs. (Allowance should never cover all of a child’s needs and wants, otherwise, they will never be hungry enough to go out and get a job.) So, needing more money in her life led her to the inevitable conclusion that she should get a job. She was exhilarated by the prospect. Surprised the heck out of both of us, but she pounded the pavement and has been working for over a month now.