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post #21 of 27

Do you work?If not, It would probably be easier for everybody involved if you got a job instead of your kid.

post #22 of 27

This thread is nine months old, so I'm sure the OP has made her decision about this already...

post #23 of 27

Um.  Are you aware of child labor laws?  And the reason they exist?

Originally Posted by MommyDOK View Post

I don't know how likely you are to make money, and I've heard you should not have to pay money to do these things, other than the pics. If I were you, I'd do a lot of research bc there are many promises in this field, with little return for the majority of people. 


  I just wanted to add that children have helped their parents make money for centuries and all throughout the world today.  My dad had to quit high school to work as a migrant farmer so his younger brothers and sisters wouldn't starve.  I cannot imagine my dad saying to his parents, "This is not my problem."  That's the way it was and is for a lot of families.  I have no idea what the op financial situation is, but times are tight for many families. If you can make money without compromising your familial values (toddlers and tiaras type stuff), than I think it is an option you and your family could discuss. 


post #24 of 27

nevermind... I just realized it's an old thread.

post #25 of 27


Originally Posted by Kelly1101 View Post

Um.  Are you aware of child labor laws?  And the reason they exist?



Um.  Yes, I am.




Regulations governing child labor in non-farm jobs differ somewhat from those pertaining to agricultural employment. In non-farm work, the permissible jobs and hours of work, by age, are as follows:

  1. Youths 18 years or older may perform any job, whether hazardous or not, for unlimited hours;
  2. Minors 16 and 17 years old may perform any nonhazardous job, for unlimited hours; and
  3. Minors 14 and 15 years old may work outside school hours in various nonmanufacturing, nonmining, nonhazardous jobs under the following conditions: no more than 3 hours on a school day, 18 hours in a school week, 8 hours on a non-school day, or 40 hours in a non-school week. Also, work may not begin before 7 a.m., nor end after 7 p.m., except from June 1 through Labor Day, when evening hours are extended to 9 p.m. Under a special provision, youths 14 and 15 years old enrolled in an approved Work Experience and Career Exploration Program (WECEP) may be employed for up to 23 hours in school weeks and 3 hours on school days (including during school hours). In addition, academically oriented youths enrolled in an approved Work-Study Program (WSP) may be employed during school hours.

Fourteen is the minimum age for most non-farm work. However, at any age, minors may deliver newspapers; perform in radio, television, movie, or theatrical productions; work for parents in their solely-owned non-farm business (except in mining, manufacturing or on hazardous jobs); or gather evergreens and make evergreen wreaths.





post #26 of 27

My 18 month old DS models (we are in nyc and he's signed with a major agency).  However, as parents, we see almost none of the money.  He has his own bank account and the money he earns is directly deposited by his agency.  It is not a way for a family to make money at all.  The little we do see (about 15%) just covers expenses.  Like cab rides to photo shoots, and brand new onsies - that he typically needs to have for every shoot.  He's gotten a ton of work (pampers commercial, ralph lauren, tommy, joe fresh, to name a few), and he's always been treated really well on the set, and has fun.  Granted, this is not for everyone, but it works for us.

post #27 of 27

We're really broke, too, but I think my children would enjoy making evergreen wreaths instead.  wink1.gif

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