How can a teenager earn money to help their parents?
I admire you a great deal for loving your parents enough to help
out and for showing such maturity. As long as you have your parents
permission and perhaps a teacher, minister/pastor, or relatives
(adults) give you good recommendations then house sitting for
people or looking after their pets while they are on holiday and it
pays pretty good money. In Canada you can make $25/day plus food.
This is a big responsibility, but one you can do if you put your
mind to it. You could stay in the house after school, feed pets,
take in the mail and newspapers, then leave a couple of lights on
at night, the radio or TV or set the alarm and have your parents
pick you up to sleep at home. You can get fairly good money just
walking dogs for people who are at work all day. Try to pick the
smaller dogs as some larger dogs can be hard to handle. This too is
a very responsible job as you have to be safety conscious at all
times. If you live right in a city you can go to different
veterinary clinics and discuss your problem (to a degree) and clean
out cages and sweep floors. You might even luck out at work for a
dog groomer preping the dogs/cats or cleaning out cages and
sweeping floors. Depending on your age you could even work at a
burger place or coffee bar (as long as no alcohol is served). Good
luck! Working in stalls at race tracks or farms in another job.