My daughter will be 6 in July and I've told her when she is 6 she will start doing chores and getting an allowance. Other than making her bed and cleaning her room I'm not sure what else to get her to do...or what to pay her weekly.
We have 3 set of chores. Daily chores that is must: make beds, keep room tidy, put away your things, etc. Chores to help mommy: fold clothing, wipe tables, wipe sink, scrub toilets, put a load in the washer or dryer, put away dishes, etc. The help mommy chores happen when ever I ask them to do something. Then we have money chores: dust, vacuum, sweep of yard trampoline, and walk our 1/2 acre lot collecting dog poop. They can earn up to $1.00 per day on their money chores only! If they don't do it they don't get paid. They in a 2 week pd period can earn up to $14 on the MONEY CHORES ONLY! They average about $8 per paid period, which means we have several days they do not do money chores, so they don't get money. This system works for us, because there are chores they do because it's just being apart of the household; then there are a few t
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It cut off my answer.... This system works for us because there are chores they do because they are apart of the household. I agree with so many that say they can't be expect to get paid for everything. There are something they just have to do, make their beds, keep the room tidy, put away their things, help mommy when she ask for help. But we have chosen to add opt chores. Chores that would be nice if done, but not necessary to everyday household tidiness. We don't want to go poop-scoop the yard. So it's hey you can do it and get pd. Sweeping the yard trampoline is just for it's own maintenance and the kids safety. The dusting and vacuuming are bonuses as well. I give them plenty of time to do it and at some point if it's not done I just do it myself. They are learning that they pay is based on their performance, which is an important life skill.
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