JOBS FOR KIDS: The Guide to Having Fun and Making Money by Carol & Elizabeth James Barkin

JOBS FOR KIDS: The Guide to Having Fun and Making Money

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From the authors of other self-help books for older children (How to Be School Smart, 1988), a sensible handbook outlining jobs that may be available to preteens--along with full advice on how to find them and how to do them. Urging kids to suit their work to their own talents and preferences, the authors focus on diverse endeavors, including child or pet care, yard or house work, running errands, and selling things they've made. In each case, they point out special demands, pleasures, and pitfalls, as well as safety tips (and straightforward advice on what to do if the person who's supposed to drive you home is drunk, of if your employer ""tries to touch you in a sexual way""). Children are also warned to consult their parents about their activities, or before working for--or advertising to--strangers. There's also a good chapter on working for parents. A fine resource, with an excellent theme for new entrants to the work force: ""Take advantage of every chance to get paid for learning something new, and have fun while you work!

Pub Date: May 28th, 1990
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard