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Your Teenager’s First Tax Return

July 20th, 2009 · No Comments

My 15-year-old son has to file his first tax return this year after a modest start to his working life last summer. My son worked temporarily as a shop assistant at an outdoor clothing store and tax was withheld from his earnings.
He applied for a tax file number at the time but he hadn’t received [...]

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Tags: Rules · Work

Exams, Lies and Independence

June 13th, 2009 · No Comments

The graph above shows the research results of an American 2008 study by Serena Perkins and Elliot Turiel into situations in which teenagers think it’s OK to lie to their parents.
As you can see from the graph, a significant amount of 15-17-year-olds believe lying is OK when their parents have personal objections to their [...]

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Tags: Parental Bonding · Rules · Self-esteem

Driven To Distraction By Teenage Drivers

May 11th, 2009 · No Comments

My son will be eligible for his learner licence in November. He seems far too young to be driving a car and yet in half a year he won’t be.
An ‘over-parenter’ from way-back, I’m already nervous at the thought. He’s a sensible kid and if he manages to nail the Driver Knowledge Test I know [...]

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Tags: Rules · Self-esteem