my son's after-school job (3) child labor rules

Eugene was still in no way discouraged a job, though. Next, he set off on a tour of all the local shops, offering his services as a shelf-stacker, floor-mopper or newspaper-delivery boy. I am not sure where he gets it from, this desperate employed. On my side of the family, at least, the work ethic has not come up for generations. But this boy willing to help around the house. He is constantly offering to cook supper for his parents ("No, no, really, we're not hungry") and bringing us cups of tea and coffee that we politely pretend to drink and then secretly pour once he's .

Eugene also has a highly developed commercial sense. Unlike most children, he is aware of the price of everything, from a pound of butter to a bottle of Scotch. When he discovered that wine was much cheaper in Spain than it is here, he insisted his pocket money buying three bottles of it. This was not because he wanted to drink it, but because he simply couldn't pass up such a bargain. He now intends to sell it - and I get the feeling I know who the first buyer will be.

At any rate, all this clearly . I share the boy's joy that comes from finally having landed a job. Child labor is an excellent idea for both parents and children. It gives the young an interest and gets them out of the house. , it is a relief for the parents as well. And it may very well the beginning of a successful career for the kid. I consider it a to have two of my four sons working for pay - while both of them are still at school. If you know of any jobs for a seven-year-old and a nine-year-old boy, feel free to give me a call.