Moms Talk is a new feature on Wilmington Patch that is part of a new initiative on our Patch sites to reach out to moms and families.
Wilmington Patch invites you and your circle of friends to help build a community of support for mothers and their families right here in Wilmington.
Each week in Moms Talk, our Moms Council of smart moms take your questions, give advice and share solutions.
Moms, dads, grandparents and the diverse families who make up our community will have a new resource for questions about local neighborhood schools, the best pediatricians, 24-hour pharmacies and the thousands of other issues that arise while raising children.
Moms Talk will also be the place to drop in for a talk about the latest parenting hot topic. Do you know of local moms raising their children in the Tiger Mother's way and is it the best way? Where can we get information on local flu shot clinics for children? How do we talk to our children about the Tucson shootings? How can we help our children's schools weather their budget cutbacks?
So grab a cup of coffee and settle in as we start the conversation today with a question from Wilmington Patch's Mom Council:
Teenagers have plenty going on between school, sports and making time for friends. But still, one important lesson for any adolescent is the value of a dollar.
Do your children have part-time jobs? Why or why not? What has been the biggest lesson they have learned while working? Do you think working is too much pressure in addition to the other activities your children have going on? Did you work as a teenager growing up?
We welcome you to answer the question or ask the Moms Council another parenting question in the comments section.