What do normal 12 year olds do?
Twelve-year-olds are starting to spend their free time on activities such as organized sports, video games, and social activities with friends. Continue to keep an eye on the amount of screen time your tween is getting and encourage them to stay active, even if they're not into organized sports.
Can you get a job at 12 years old?
Legally, 12-year-olds can't work in traditional after-school jobs—such as supermarket cashier—that their slightly older peers are eligible for. Also, they may not be emotionally ready for such a commitment. But most preteens can handle many side jobs and other ways to earn money.