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Old 10-22-2009, 08:12 AM
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My daughter and I have an understanding, when it is time to work if she has something else to do with friends that comes first. She sometimes chooses to go with me even though she would rather do something else. She has learned the value of work and the pride of earning money.

She is only 10 and her youth comes first. She has decided sometimes to work instead of play. Not to shabby for a 10 yr old.

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Old 10-22-2009, 02:19 PM
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I am planing on starting a lawn care business this spring I have a 13 year old and a 2 year old daughter's. I think this would be a good bonding experience and teach something about work ethics and business to the oldest one. I really enjoyed this thread.
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:41 PM
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This is funny. I just talked to my 9 yr old the other day and said when I start to get busy I am going to need a really good helper and right away he said Dad I would be the best helper there is. That was so cool to hear that. Then we talked about salary now this was funny. I told him jocking of coarse well I think I might be able to pay you $ 5.00 a day only if you are the best helper around. Then we started talking about what he could do to help me. This is the cool stuff in life. Oh ya its been about a week since we talked about it and he already asked for a raise LOL love it.
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:37 PM
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Great thing you've got going on there.

I think that's a great thing you've got going there, and I wish you the best !
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:23 AM
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What other type of job can involve younger children. Not many. Use your head and remember they are only kids. Don't expect them to be top notch workers. Use the time for bonding and build some great memories.
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Old 11-13-2009, 08:08 PM
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This is a neat thread. I have two girls-2 and 6. Like everyone out there, we were shooting for a boy the second time around but it didn't happen. I grew up doing this and envisioned having a son to take over the business one day. I've always been big and strong and a "work horse" in the family and was always told by my father that you can't expect girls to do what I did. So, here I am with two beautiful girls that I wouldn't trade for all the boys in the world. Who knows, I may be where you guys are one day. It's refreshing to know that girls can do these kind of things
Shift your thoughts to a future son in law.
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:20 PM
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Son In Laws can be great. Heck look at me. (LOL)
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:39 PM
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I prefer my kids to do something that I didn't do -enjoy childhood. I grew up on a farm and was pressed into labor at the ripe old age of 7 or 8. The only thing I do remember of my childhood is WORK. Never hanging with friends, going places, etc.

Let the kids be kids. When they are 14 or so then it's OK.
I think you and I had the same father. I told my kids, their only job was A's and B's. They both work the Lawn Care biz around their schedule.
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:42 AM
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That's a great story. My daughter is 6 now....... I know it will be a blink of an eye when she is 10........ and then the dreaded teen years I will take the advice of many of the post and make sure to spend lots of time with her........ even if that means bringing her to work with me. Thanks again for the glimpse into the future.

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