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Do you think teens should receive allowance for cleaning their ''own'' room?

Posted by on Jun. 19, 2013 at 1:33 PM
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 I refuse to pay my teens: 15 and 13, to clean after themselves or their rooms. What are your views?

by on Jun. 19, 2013 at 1:33 PM
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GI_Jane230
by on Jun. 19, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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Allowance should not be considered payment to do what they should be doing anyway.  But allowance gives them an opportunity to earn money and learn to manage that money.  I had one child that spent hers the second she got it, while her sister saved hers.  Then came a point where both of them wanted something and one had the money and the other didnt.  This was a hard lesson for the spender, who has now learned to save a little better. 

atlmom2
by Susie on Jun. 19, 2013 at 1:50 PM
No way. Do their laundry also.
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GI_Jane230
by on Jun. 19, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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Think about this.  How much money do you spend on your kids per month, not including necessities?  Like money to go to a movie with friend, or buy a new CD, etc.  If it adds up to more than $40 or $50 consider giving each child $5-10 per week.  Then stop paying for the above.  If they want it, they save their money.  As I said before, my kids quickly learned. 

Allowance used correctly has nothing to do with chores.  It's about teaching financial responsibilty.  Chores are a separate issue and are done becaue you tell them to do it.  Allowance is a privilege not a right and can be withheld as punishment just like any other privilege (phone, TV, etc.). 

Buggy979
by Bronze Member on Jun. 19, 2013 at 1:59 PM
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No... I don't get paid to clean, cook or be a taxi. So they will not either.
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warnerokla
by New Member on Jun. 19, 2013 at 2:10 PM

 Thx everybody,Gi_Jane230..........it makes more since the way youve explained it. I spend way more than you quoted on mine so it would really help on my behalf

atlmom2
by Susie on Jun. 19, 2013 at 2:10 PM
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Extra chores, yes.
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lalalamama
by on Jun. 19, 2013 at 2:14 PM
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I never tied allowance to chores. We all have to do things we don't get paid for. I wanted to teach them about duty and altruism, not " what's in it for me".
warnerokla
by New Member on Jun. 19, 2013 at 2:18 PM

 Good posts!

 

GI_Jane230
by on Jun. 19, 2013 at 2:49 PM

 


Quoting lalalamama:

I never tied allowance to chores. We all have to do things we don't get paid for. I wanted to teach them about duty and altruism, not " what's in it for me".


Yes, that is my point.  They should do chores because it is their resposibility.  Allowance isnt payment for chores, is it a privilege and it actually saves me money.

 

KW1280
by Member on Jun. 19, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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No but since she does her chores w/o me asking, I am willing to do extra things for her
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