Category: Holiday: Labor Day

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Happy Labor Day! Can You Imagine Your 4-Year-Old Working to Help Pay the Bills?

It’s Labor Day and there are so many reasons to be thankful that our family lives here in this country and at this time!  This is a post I wrote a couple of years ago and I thought it was worth sharing again. After the Civil War, the availability of natural resources, new inventions, and a receptive market combined to fuel an industrial boom. The demand for labor grew, and...

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Yesterday’s Family: Today’s Family – Can you imagine your 4 year old working to help pay the bills?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics this is how American adults spend their time: And according to the statistics, most American high school students spend very little time working (in employment): Times were quite different when Labor Day was first established.  Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894 to honor the contributions of the American worker. Between 1860 and 1900 the population of the US more than doubled from...