I've been a business owner or leader for the past 16 years. Along the way, I had kiddos. As they grew, I occasionally let them "work" for mommy by stuffing envelopes, filing, folding brochures, etc. It was never a lot.
Today, though, I own a multimedia production company that, among other things, produces podcast shows. The kiddos are now 14 and 11. I recently started a podcast that incorporates my husband and our kiddos into the show as personalities. We discuss topics relevant to their generation that maybe weren't present or were handled differently in my generation.
So here's my question...has anyone else here incorporated your kiddos into your work life this much? Did you pay the kids? How did you determine the rate? Did you worry about security of the kids (if what they were doing could make them public figures)? What unexpected challenges cropped up? Are you happy, in retrospect, that you let them be a part of your work life?