I am a single mother of 11 kids. The oldest is 18 and the youngest is 2. I work 40 hours a week. When I come home I am tired. I have to make my kids help with fixing dinner and cleaning the house. I try giving out allowance but they will only do the chores if they know they're getting paid.Answer Question
Answer by sparks8299 at 11:48 PM on Mar. 10, 2009
Answer by mom2tomboys at 2:29 AM on Mar. 11, 2009
Doing the chores only when they get allowance is backwards. They do the chores and then they get allowance. They are members of the household and they are expected to share the chores as well as the income. The older children should have jobs (paying, outside of the home jobs) anyway, and they should be contributing part of their income to running the household. - not necessarily a big portion of it, but definitely some of it, besides doing an adult's share of chores. From the time I started babysitting at age 13 I contributed part of my income to the household, and I took over all of my own expenses that I was able to.
Answer by Bmat at 2:06 PM on Mar. 11, 2009
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