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Weekend Jobs for Kids

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Help your child find a weekend job that matches his interests. Weekend jobs won't interfere with schoolwork or extracurricular activities during the week, allowing your child to earn some spending money while still focusing on school. Here are some ideas of weekend jobs your child can explore.

1. Pet Sitter

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This is often a great starter job for young children. The responsibilities typically include stopping by a neighbor's house to feed an animal a few times per day while the owner's are away for the weekend. In addition, they can also offer to bring in the newspaper or mail and water any houseplants.

2. Yard Work

There are plenty of activities that homeowners may need assistance with throughout the year. Kids can explore tasks such as snow shoveling, raking leaves, and planting flowers depending on the season. All these tasks can be done on the weekend.

3. Dog Walker

If your child loves pets, this might be a great activity for both your child and the dog to get some exercise on the weekend. Make sure that your child feels comfortable with the pet before they take them for a walk the first time.

4. Family Business

This job often works best when you own your own business. You can have your children help with filing papers, mailing letters and other office work. It's a great weekend job if your business is open on the weekend, or if you have paperwork to complete on the weekend.

5. Babysitter

Babysitting is the perfect weekend job since that is when many parents need a babysitter. Teens and pre-teens can earn money by babysitting younger children for neighbors and friends.
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