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Will a part-time job hurt my teen's performance in school?

Armin Brott
Pediatrics
Students who work a reasonable amount (10-15 hours a week during the school year) actually earn higher grades than those who don’t work at all.

Teens working 20 hours or more suffer a definite drop in academic achievement, which is not something your son should aspire to in the years leading up to the college admissions grind. At the same time, students who work too many hours may miss out on the sports, activities, and just plain socializing that make for a well-rounded person.

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