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At What Age Can A Child Mow The Lawn?  

Should DCFS decide or the Parents, when a child is mature enough to mow the lawn?

The ASRM, ASPS, AAP and AAOS offer the following tips to help prevent lawn mower-related injuries:

  • Children should be at least 12 years old before they operate any lawn mower, and at least 16 years old for a ride-on mower.
  • Children should never be passengers on ride-on mowers.
  • Always wear sturdy shoes while mowing – not sandals.
  • Young children should be at a safe distance from the area you are mowing.
  • Before mowing, pick up stones, toys and debris from the lawn to prevent injuries from flying objects.
  • Always wear eye and hearing protection.
  • Use a mower with a control that stops it from moving forward if the handle is released.
  • Never pull backward or mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary – carefully look for others behind you when you do.
  • Start and refuel mowers outdoors – not in a garage. Refuel with the motor turned off and cool.
  • Blade settings should be set by an adult only.
  • Wait for blades to stop completely before removing the grass catcher, unclogging the discharge chute, or crossing gravel roads.

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1. IWhat age do you thinj it is acceptable for a child to mow the lawn?
8-9
9-10
10-11
10-11
12+
16+
Depends On The Childs Size and Physical Ability
At The Parents Disgression
Child Protection Agencies Should Decide
2. Do you Feel That It Is Child Abuse To Make/Allow A Child Mow The Lawn Under Age 12? (Recommended Age According To The American Association of Pediatrics)
Yes
No
3. Who Should Decide The Approprait Age When A Child Can Mow The Lawn?
Parents
Law Enforcement
Government
Doctors
Child Welfare Organizations
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Posted: Tuesday April 7, 2009, 1:50 pm
     

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