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Jobs for 12 Year Olds

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Help your child find a job for 12 year olds. Jobs and pay are variable based on your location, the difficulty, and the time it takes to complete each job.

1. Babysitter

Babysitting is a popular job for 12 year olds. The Red Cross offers babysitters classes to prepare 11 to 15 year olds for babysitting.

2. Yard Work

In addition to lawn mowing, children can help out with other yard work that homeowners need. Various tasks could include raking leaves, spreading mulch, or planting flowers.

3. Dog Walker

Dogs need to get out for exercise all year long. Make sure that your child feels comfortable with the pet before they take them for a walk the first time.

4. Lawn Mowing

If your child likes to be outdoors and regularly mows your lawn, lawn mowing is a great job to explore. Be sure to determine if your child will use your mower or the homeowner's mower.

5. Pet Sitter

Responsibilities typically include stopping by a neighbor's house to feed an animal a few times per day while the owner's are away. In addition, they can also offer to bring in the newspaper or mail and water any houseplants.

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