Middle schoolers aren’t old enough to get a work permit. But there are many jobs they can do.
Talk with your child. Find out what she’s interested in. If relevant, help her make a flyer of the services she’ll offer and the fees she’ll charge.
Following are some ideas to consider:
• Bathing dogs. Suggest your child volunteer to wash a dog free for first-time customers.
• Walking dogs or pet sitting.
• Organizing playrooms. Help organize and sort toys.
• Mowing lawns, watering, weeding, spreading mulch or planting.
• Helping parents. Play with little children and offer a second pair of hands as moms do chores around the house.
• Washing, waxing & vacuuming cars or cleaning patio furniture.
• Volunteering at a local garden center or animal shelter.
• Reading to children at the public library.
• Reading to senior citizens at a nursing or retirement home.
• Helping at a sports, day or church camp.
For these and any other entrepreneurial ideas your child might have, ask how you can support her efforts.
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