Every Tuesday and Thursday -- rain, shine, snow, sleet, hail, earthquake, sickness, health -- a big stack of Davis County Clippers (our local newspaper) arrives on our porch. My children deliver the newspaper to dozens of houses in our neighborhood.
They don't make a ton of money. Sometimes it's a real pain to have to deliver those papers. But through it all, I hope they're learning a few lessons about responsibility and money management. I often tell them it's a character builder.
You might say newspaper ink runs in our blood in this family. I have a journalism degree. I haven't worked full-time in the industry since my oldest son was born, but I still keep my fingers in it through freelance writing. And helping my children fold Davis County Clippers twice a week.:) I guess it's a character-building opportunity not only for my children, but for me, too!