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... some ideas on age appropriate allowance in relation to chores? ... (13 replies)
Mar 7, 2008
... It sounds like your little girl is a great helper. Some kids want an allowance and don't actually want to earn it, ya know? ... (5 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. It's just something that is done. Allowance comes in with helping outside with extra chores or helping with vacuuming, dusting, etc. One way to help with the... (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)
... When my DD was about that age (she's 12 now), I didn't do allowance where she earned money (she didn't really grasp that concept too well), she had a chart where she earned something she wanted (you can involve her in the chart and ask her if there's something she really wants so you know what will motivate her). With the first chart, she earned a pet fish. She had some... (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)
... up plan and have appropriate boundaries and not do anything she wouldn't be proud of. ... (9 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)
... 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. if they do have jobs around the house(which i dont agree with) they should be doing them because they are told to and not in return for a bribe of some sort. my children are children they go to school,... (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. At 7 years old anything I played with needed to be put away the second I was done with it. Learning it this way IMO is the best way because I learned to say put my keys in the... (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)
... he KNEW not to disrespect an adult. Even if he objected, he knew how to do it in the appropriate manner. It may just be that your son IS in fact, ungrateful. ... (2 replies)

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