Apparently chores just aren’t good for kids.
Or, at least so says Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. The Department of Labor is putting the final touches on new regulations that would prohibit children working on a farm before they reach they age of 18.
Yes, it would include children working on a parent’s farm.
Or grandparent’s farm. Or aunt and uncle’s farm. Or…you get the idea.
Even worse, the regulation would revoke certification by 4-H and FFA groups for safety training. Instead, the federal government would create a program and implement it. Children would be required to go through a 90-hour safety certification program.
To see the full story (or, at least one version of it), check out the Daily Caller article here.
I also suggest checking out 4-H and FFA (linked above) to see the programs they currently offer for children and young adults.