Don’t Fall Down on the Job
Don’t Fall Down on the Job

For many of us, fall is our favorite season of the year. For young people it’s a time when they’re back at school and love it or hate it, there’s a lot going on! If they are a young worker, this means balancing school,...

Seeing Eye to Eye on Protecting your Sight

You wave goodbye to your kid as they leave for work, pleased that they’re wearing safety boots. What about their eyes? When we think of workplace injuries we tend to imagine yellow caution tape around broken equipment or falls from heights, but one of the major...

Workplace Harassment

Are you sure if your working kid was being harassed at their job they would tell you? So many of us were transfixed this past week by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Hearing on the nomination of the next Supreme Court Justice of our neighbors...

When Multi-tasking is a Very, Very Bad Thing

It’s something that is very impressive about the newest generation of young people. Along with putting anyone over thirty to shame when it comes to understanding all things technological, today’s young adults are remarkably adept at seamlessly navigating through multiple complicated processes at the...

Talk Less. Listen More.

It’s a scenario that plays out over and over - far and wide. This time it’s someone’s teenage working kid coming home from their part time job working construction with a bit of sunburn on their forehead. “I guess your hard hat doesn’t protect you...

Work School Balance. Or Imbalance??

Your working kid is really pleased because they’ve been offered part time employment following their summer job. The upside is additional income. Is there a downside? In a world where a fair number of slacker young people spend all their free time on snapchat or far...

Looking Back With an Eye to the Future

Your working child has just wrapped up their summer job. What can you learn that will protect them from injury in the future? You are very proud that your kid has successfully completed a whole summer of working; didn’t get fired and made a substantial amount...

Recognizing that Your Working Child May Be at Risk on the Job

“I should have recognized the warning signs.” “Why didn’t she mention anything about it?” “It seemed like they were doing fine.” These are the words out of the mouths of parents in the aftermath of workplace incidences involving their children. Unfortunately, these words are spoken after the fact...

It’s Time to Check In
It’s Time to Check In

We tend to relate to the concept of ‘checking in’ in the context of air travel. It makes a lot of sense to check in, well in advance so we have less stress later on. The same thing applies to enabling our young worker children...