No, they have chores, they don't get paid for them.
Nope. They live here and they can help out around the house FOR FREE.
I dont, but they have been asking for chores so they can earn money. We're considering it. Right now whatever needs to be done, everyone pitches in and does it, so they dont have specific chores. We do pay my son (12) to mow the lawns each week in the summer and if we had gotten enough snow, we would have paid him to shovel the driveway as well.
Yes. My son is 8 but we started allowance at 7.
His expectations include the following:
keep room clean
dirty clothes in clothes hamper
put up clean clothes
clean bathroom sink
Help load and unload the dishwasher
get good reports at school
in the summer, instead of good reports from school, he has to read 20 minutes most days he's with me
We will add other responsibilities as he gets older. He gets paid a dollar per year of age.
When he gets paid, he puts part in his spend bank, part in his save bank, and part in his share bank. We used his share money this year to buy Christmas presents for a needy child his age.
I don't give an allowance but I think I'm going to start what Dave Ramsey suggest. They have 5 chores throughout the week and get a dollar for every chore they do. They don't do it, they don't get paid.
Mom of four
We are of the mind that we need to teach them how to earn money like their father does. He works and gets a salary..he is not just given money because he exists. They are not going to be just handed money every week because they exist. They must earn any money they are given.
They are 8 and 5 and they each have things they are expected to do that they do not get paid for and they each have a list of extras that they get paid $.50 for...they both have the option of earning $6.50 per week. If they don't do the extras, they don't get paid...just like if Dh was hourly and didn't go to work- he would not get paid.
It is our job as parents to teach them responsibility, a good work ethic, and also how to save money...my oldest has over $100 in her room right now that she has saved since Christmas...my youngest has about $40 that she has saved since Christmas.
" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
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