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Could Your Teen Figure This Out?

September 6, 2016

We were out boating with friends this past weekend.  We pulled up to the gas dock and I ran in to the pay station to get us some ice creams. The bill came to $16.00 (when did ice cream bars and drumsticks get so expensive). I handed the mid-teen young woman a fifty. She rang it in and then was flummoxed. She wasn’t sure how much change to give me.

She turned to another teen who likewise didn’t know.

Of the 4 teenagers hovering in the pay station, none knew how much change I should receive.

Finally another teen entered who seemed to have some authority, or at least spoke with authority. He heard the situation and advised the young woman who took my fifty that she should have also rang in the amount I provided and the till would have told her how much change to return. He didn’t offer an answer as to how much change I should receive.

I told the young woman I was to receive $34.00 change. She provided it and I left with my ice cream. All the teens were pleasant and polite.

We had quite the discussion on the boat ride home.

I am Gary Direnfeld and I am a social worker. Please check out my services and then call me or any other therapist for that matter if you need help with a child behavior, relationship issue or upsetting life event.

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Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW

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Gary Direnfeld is a social worker. Courts in Ontario, Canada, consider him an expert in social work, marital and family therapy, child development, parent-child relations and custody and access matters. Gary is the host of the TV reality show, Newlywed, Nearly Dead, parenting columnist for the Hamilton Spectator and author of Marriage Rescue: Overcoming the ten deadly sins in failing relationships. Gary maintains a private practice in Dundas and Georgina Ontario, providing a range of services for people in distress. He speaks at conferences and workshops throughout North America.

If your relationship is faltering, then set it as your priority.

Read: Marriage Rescue: Overcoming ten deadly sins in failing relationships

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