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... some ideas on age appropriate allowance in relation to chores? ... (13 replies)
... I didn't ask who agreed that kids should have chores, and as parents, we all have our own beliefs & styles of parenting. I don't look at giving her $1 - $2week bribery. I'm doing it as more of a teaching tool. That's why she's not getting like $5 or $10 like some kids. I just want her to learn to have some of her own money & how to be responsible with it. I think finances is... (13 replies)
... I guess its best to share how I was raised as I believe I was somewhat rare of a child in that I don't believe I ever complained about doing my chores unless I just wasn't feeling well or very tired. ... (13 replies)

... up her own things and becoming more independent with herself first before moving on to helping the family and "earning her keep." That's what I've found at that age anyway. ... (13 replies)
... Actually, that wasn't a questionnaire. They were just examples of things I needed people to help implement. It didn't have to be those exact things. Also, I have no problem setting rules, sticking to what I said, disciplining... I already know how to handle that. Like I said, there's story there that isn't being told, and it has nothing to with me being like one of them... (13 replies)
... I won't get into the questionnaire thing, everyone has different ideas about all that stuff. The thing is, whatever you decide, the trick is going to be maintaining and reinforcing it over the months. You have realised by now that your kid can hold out over the parental moaning indefinitely, she will be in hre teens and will never have responded to this. I found this and... (13 replies)
... But you have to raise they to be a productive member of the community. Teaching them that there are toys that need to be picked up, etc is apart of their, everyones life. We all have to do things we don't want to do. You go to work. You may not want to go, but you have to. Is that a bribe? Besides, it's not like you are asking your 6 year old to go mow the lawn. These are... (13 replies)
... OMG all i do is ask my kids to make their beds and open their curtains!they are nearly 6 and 8 i cant imagine giving them specific chores and to give them cash is like bribary. ... (13 replies)
... Not a bad idea. I tried something similar that didn't work, but it was a marble type system. Maybe if she sees she's actually losing money, she'll change her tune. LOL Thanks! (13 replies)
... We have a couple different types of chores in our family. Things like putting away own laundry, making beds and doing dishes is just part of being a family and has nothing to do with having an allowance. ... (13 replies)
... I believe that they need to know how to make things on their own... Like brushing their teeth.. picking their toys... turn off the tv if he is not watching anymore, simple stuff (my youngest is 4 ang he doin this by himself). My eldest is 10, he put away the dishes from the table and put them on sink (but i'm the one who wash them) evrynight he have to arrange/ prepare the... (13 replies)
... Yes, I think we can agree on the main issue. I think the monetary part is irrelevant & varies w/ each family. Like I said, the way I propose to do it wouldn't be bribery. Is it bribery when your boss tells you that you won't be paid if you don't do the time? No, my daughter isn't my employee, but it's a way of explaining it. Please forgive me b/c my health problems make it... (13 replies)
... That's sorta what I was explaining. We're just using different words. (13 replies)
... I don't think kids should just get an Allowance. they should be put on commission. They do the job that was asked, they get paid. This teaches so many things that will help later on in life. Kiesha (13 replies)
... Time outs and groundings are great forms of discipline, if they are used correctly. Time out should be one minute per age of the child. Groundings should be in the form of having a certain activity or toy taken away. I would not take away family time or friend time though. ... (11 replies)
Mar 7, 2008
... Hey there Kyliesmama- I think $2.00 a week for a 5 year old is an "age appropriate" allowance, however, if you feel like it should be upped, then that would be a choice only you can make. Maybe try thinking of it this way, children LOVE to get money, and a dollar can seem like a hundred to little ones. An allowance of $2.00 a week isn't bad for a 5 year old, and at the... (5 replies)
... wow! But then it occurred to me that I don't think it was ever mentioned 'where' he was until 2. And then I remembered that yes, our son, was allowed at that age to be out that late from time to time too. They used to like to go to laser bowling and to late movies, and I really never had a problem with that. ... (9 replies)
... Hello, I think that it's also very important to tell you son your concerns and let him tell you what they do and talk about. Of course keep the conversation on a 9 yr. old level....but he's old enough to talk to about drugs and bad influences and things like that. I wasn't into a lot of bad things when I was young, but my mom and my neighbor's mom smoked and we introduced... (4 replies)
... can be appropriate at the right time. But use that sparingly. For me, taking away toys or priviledges doesn't seem to phase my kids much. But my kids are 8 and 11. ... (90 replies)

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