Not yet... So far this a well thought out discussion between adults. Granted, I believe bhindthecurtain is playing devils advocate to some degree, but the conversation is going well. Let's hope it stays that way.
The DVD Street Theater has a segment about Coady (Coadster) who started juggling on the streets even earlier. Yes, his parents are with him, but he has a mature attitude, and he knows he's playing the "cute kid" card, but as long as it can work for him, he's doing better than some adults. Even the other buskers have respect and admiration for him.
I'm not saying all kids should go out and inflict their version of magic on the unsuspecting public, but I'm saying there are exceptions.
Dave, two posts in a row! I am disappointed...
Seriously guys, no matter how you try and hide it, no matter if you believe in world peace and not upsetting anyone; and adult will treat a child... like a child.
If a 12 year old goes and busks, he may make some money. But how much of it is out of pity? An adult will see a child as a child, a teenager as a teenager, and an adult as an adult.