You have my sympathies Baylee, but child labor laws were not enacted to prevent you from earning money, they came about as a reaction to times, cultures, and conditions where children were too often treated as tools or animals to be exploited by unscrupulous employers or desperate parents, the idea being to allow children to be children to at LEAST some degree. Even here in the US in the early 20th century the 40 hour work week was nonexistant and many, including children, were routinely worked in excess of 60 hours a week for wages that were half (or less) what an adult would demand. My maternal Grandmother was removed from school by her father at age eight and put to work in a seamstress shop to help support her family, what a life!
Granted, the laws could well be revisited and some allowance made for young folk who sincerely desire to work a reasonable number of hours at a job that would not be hard on a young mind and body. Sad but true, the law is almost always waaaaay behind the times.
Good luck and my admiration for wanting to earn your own money, I'm sure you'll find a a way.
Last edited by Feral; 01-25-2011 at 06:41 PM.