Kaitlyn Teen Summary: 16 Years Old

16 year old teen girl information and helps. See all about her daily life as a teen girl and get the teen schedule. 

16 year old Kaitlyn holding birthday balloons

This is the latest on Kaitlyn from 15.75-16 years old. Kaitlyn is now 16 years old!

Of course one of the biggest milestones at 16 is being able to drive. It is wonderful to have another driver! It helps so much for her to be able to drive herself AND her sisters places.

>>>Read: Teen Driving Contract (with free printable)


Soccer is a big part of her life. She loves to play and has a great team. They had a couple of winter tournaments. They took first place at two tournaments, including one that qualifies them for a regional tournament this summer.

They also did an indoor winter tournament where they took first place (McKenna’s team took second).

The spring season is underway, but started a month late due to a very long winter here.


Kaitlyn loves to play the piano and spends a lot of time doing it. I think it can be really therapeutic to her. She has also started playing the organ in church.


School is good! She is doing well in school.


Kaitlyn has a few ways she works to make money. She works for my mom on her farm. She cleans stalls, feeds animals, and grooms animals (among other things).

She also grooms dogs.

She also refs soccer.

Even with all of those methods, she is considering getting a part-time job at a company.

I love the three methods she has because she can work them around her schedule and activities. When you work for a company, you have to work when they tell you to.

There is also a complication with her not having a car that is just for her use. So having job with little to no control over when you work would make it hard with cars. That will not be an issue for long as Brayden is close to graduating and moving out.


She still has her braces. This is a challenge. It has been almost 3 years! She is close and hoping for an official end date soon.


6:00 AM Get up and get ready for school
7:30 AM Leave to go to school. Soccer practice is after school.
4:30 PM Get home from school
5:30 PM Dinner (typically)
10:00 PM Time to turn in devices and go to bed (if she hasn’t already)


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4 thoughts on “Kaitlyn Teen Summary: 16 Years Old”

  1. Wow, I’m amazed Kaitlyn can do all that! She is a hard worker. Good for her!
    I was wondering do you have any posts explaining how you have taught your children about money? What age you encourage them to get a job? And do you give allowances or how has that worked in your home?
    Also any posts on how you have motivated your children to work so well and efficiently. It seems that all your children are highly motivated and work very hard. I would love to hear how you have taught/ encouraged them in this area. Many kids today seem not be bothered even if their parents have lead by example.

    Many thanks,

    • You always have such great and thoughtful questions!

      For finances, we haven’t been intense with that. We haven’t really done an allowance. We have tried it, but it didn’t really stick. This post will help you out with looking at different allowance approaches. There really isn’t a “one way is right”–it is more what makes the most sense for your family. https://www.babywisemom.com/choosing-right-allowance-system-for/

      They start reffing rec soccer I think at age 12? It might be 13. Then you have to be 14 I believe to ref competitive soccer. I love the reffing because they can say yes or no to every game, so it is very easy to work around their schedules.

      For work, one thing is the focus on chores. I have a lot of focus on helping at home and also having personal responsibility. I have made a concerted effort for them to learn to be independent and take responsibility for themselves. You can see my different thoughts on chores here https://www.babywisemom.com/category/parenting/chores/

      And this is important in teaching them to be responsible for themselves: https://www.babywisemom.com/should-you-bail-your-child-out/

      We also talk about goals. We talk about what they are working on, what they want to work on, and how to get there.

      We have intentionally had them do activities that require consistent work over time (like piano). I feel like that is a skill you really have to practice to understand it. Some people are naturally willing to slowly work over time to get better at things, but most are not. That seems to be more true as our world becomes more and more instant gratification. So having something that you can look back on and see what you accomplished with consistent work over years is valuable.

  2. Thank you Valerie. That is very helpful. I learn so much from you. Sometimes my parenting journey can feel very lonely, as all of my friends and friends from church don’t parent the Baby wise way. So it is hard to bounce ideas off anyone. Have you found that? Anyway, I love reading your posts, they are so helpful and such a wonderful encouragement to me. Thank you for all that you do.

    Many blessings,


    • There are not many around here who parent Babywise, but many parent in a similar way to me here. But it is nice to have people online who are in the same frame of mind for sure!


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