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Mother Courage: Taking the kids to task

In which I realise the power of child labour

7th September, 2014
Fiona Ness.

Like the man said, a three-year-old isn’t great at cleaning a toilet, but a four-year-old isn’t at all bad. The man in question was a chief executive and father of 12, who found that something had to give when, for 15 years of their lives, his wife was either pregnant or nursing a baby. So as soon as a kid could walk, he or she was put on the chores roster.

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