A kid with a job is always the envy of other parents. Having a job is a great way to start a respect for money and respect for themselves. You may wonder how soon is too soon for your child to get a job. There are different opinions and each child is different. Some can handle the added pressure, some can not. Some have the capacity to add to their study load, and some do not. For some kids, it is really just not a choice. They have to work, in some cases, even to help support their family.