Four parents on what they've learned from their kids getting jobs.

Remember your first job?

For most teens it’s a pretty big milestone and for parents, even more so.

You’re no longer the breathing equivalent of an ATM machine (well, in theory anyway).

Mamamia TV chatted with our very own Mia Freedman and Bern Morley, radio host Brigitte Duclos and actor and author Andrew Daddo about how life changes when your kids start working.

Parents, you’ll get this.


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