Homestead kid business, they can do now…and they should! What better time to instill the entrepreneurial spirit in your kids, than when they are young? Now don’t get me wrong, I think kids need time to be kids; but what I see more today is kids being couch potatoes. A homestead kid business CAN be fun and instill some valuable character traits like responsibility, creativity, diligence, self-confidence and independence (pretty awesome, right?)! Not to mention when they are making their own money they learn the value of it in a real and tangible way. To quote Joel Salatin from Folks This Ain’t Normal, “I’m a big believer that children should have autonomous businesses. This teaches the value of a dollar, persistence, thrift and good math skills.”
So maybe you’re asking, why not just give them an allowance for chores? Chores are good, part of life and certainly part of living on a homestead. But do YOU get paid for your home and farm chores? Or do you have a business/job that pays you money for work done outside of your personal responsibilities? Secondly, is are your children going to be able to earn, through allowance, what they may be able to through a small business?