Just read page one, look forward to reading the rest of this thread.
My daughter is 13 and she is heading out for a good days work today doing some spring cleaning. She's a pretty good little worker and certainly appreciates the money ($10/hour). I think my wife will appreciate the time away from the rake too. She hasn't worked for us too much but this year we are hoping to give her her own client - a small garden maintenance that just requires weeding - we'll drop her off and let her take responsibility for it.