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Old 01-27-2015, 01:08 PM
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On occasion I will if the kids WANT to go. I never force them or make it a chore to hang out with me at work. I get asked by the kids if they can tag along more than I agree to take them.
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:49 AM
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As you can tell by the name of my company I started this as a way for my daughter to make some cash. She was 8 when we started. Now she is 16 and really wants money. With her school and softball there is not often that she works with me anymore. When she wants I make sure she can. I also have a 10 year old son who helps out on some of my larger accounts.
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Old 04-08-2015, 10:54 AM
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I've taken both my sons to job sites. My oldest has run the chipper. They both love it.
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Old 06-23-2015, 11:52 PM
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I purposely never let either of my kids touch a mower when growing up.

It worked.

Both college grads with one in grad school currently.
I started cutting grass at 12, at 18 I was making more money than my dad who was a radiologist. They thought I needed to go to college for a business degree. I did. I graduated and was offered jobs that made considerably less than what my annual salary was running my lawn business. My son is now 15, I let him start hanging out at our shop at age 2. He wanted to go snow plowing with me at about that age as well, I told him if he would quit using diapers he could go, he did. He has always wanted the truck we went in when he was young, im giving him the keys to it this February. My son has seven years experience running skidsteers, mower etc.... He has maintained a A average his entire scholastic career because I told him if he wants to work with us his grades have to stay up. He is also going to college when the time comes, but he is already so far ahead of other kids because I allowed him to touch a mower.
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Old 06-24-2015, 05:55 AM
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I would if I wasn't in fert, I wouldn't want them to be exposed to the dust
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Old 06-25-2015, 12:03 PM
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I think it's a great thing to do.
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Old 06-25-2015, 12:06 PM
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[QUOTE=Houston Lawn Care;5276306]I think it's a great thing to do.[/QUOTE

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Old 06-25-2015, 12:08 PM
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I started cutting grass at 12, at 18 I was making more money than my dad who was a radiologist. They thought I needed to go to college for a business degree. I did. I graduated and was offered jobs that made considerably less than what my annual salary was running my lawn business. My son is now 15, I let him start hanging out at our shop at age 2. He wanted to go snow plowing with me at about that age as well, I told him if he would quit using diapers he could go, he did. He has always wanted the truck we went in when he was young, im giving him the keys to it this February. My son has seven years experience running skidsteers, mower etc.... He has maintained a A average his entire scholastic career because I told him if he wants to work with us his grades have to stay up. He is also going to college when the time comes, but he is already so far ahead of other kids because I allowed him to touch a mower.
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