My son who is 16 now was very hyper in his childhood. With the therapies and care, he was able overcome it. Now he is an average teenager and hasn't caused any major troubles.
He is working in my garage after school and I am proud of that. But last week he asked me if he can get a credit card. He said he will use it only for online shopping. I told him, I can buy him things he wants but, he insists on getting a credit card. Well, the money I pay him for his time in the garage is used wisely. I am happy for that, but has he grown enough to carry a credit card?
I searched online to find a blog about giving teenagers the credit card. http://www.northwoodmortgage.com/mor...r-credit-card/
The article says if the parent is monitoring how he spends the money and guides him how and when to use a card, it can help him as he grows to adulthood about the knowledge of cards. But, I am worried since he is an explosive age and he's got a girlfriend. She is a sweet girl but, boys are boys.
I can't decide. I need your suggestions on what to do. Please share your thoughts on this.