My son, who will be 11 next month, wants to make some money and work with me this season. He has helped out a little in the past with loading and unloading equipment, picking rocks on installs and snow shoveling and did a good job. I'm just not sure I can make a spot for him for lawn care other than sitting in the truck and watching the equipment and maybe winding trimmer spools. He's small for his age and only 72 pounds. As for power equipment, I have let him run the cultivator on my Shindaiwa multi-tool in the veggie garden at home and the single stage snowblower. He also rides a full blown race team motocross bike, so he knows to respect power equipment. But I don't feel i can turn him loose with a string trimmer or push mower yet...not on someone else's property anyway. And I don't think I could forgive myself if he got seriously injured or caused injury to someone else. So the question is, do any of you have your young sons/daughters working with you? What do they do? Then there's the legalities and liabilities to deal with. I'm not sure my insurance company would like the idea....and what would my customers think? Slave Labor, lol.