I have always sat my children down and talked about what chores need to be done around the house (and what chores they would like to do) - I write the chores down in a little note book so as my children know what they are suppose to do and when they are suppose to complete the chore. (I do try and make all the chores fun and ALWAYS praise them )
Some chores they do for pocket money, others are just chores they are expected to do for no money I.E making their bed, setting the dinner table ETC.
On every Friday afternoon (without fail) we sit down and go through what chores they have done and how much money they have made - I then pay them
I hope this helps
Originally Posted by nikkip75
My daughter is 15 next month and normally we just give her money when she needs it. Weekends she goes to her friends houses or into town so we give her bus fair and money for something to eat. Then through the week shes getting £1 here £2 there and its all adding up to a lot some weeks!
So we have said she can have pocket money every saturday but she has to make it last the week. If she runs out there will be nomore until the next saturday. So even if she wants to go to a friends and shes spent it all she will have to walk there and back.
Does this sound fair?? And how much would you give? We were thinking maybe £10. This is all on top of her dinner money everyday for school which is £2.50/£3 which obviously she has to have regardless. Shes costing us a fortune at the moment and doesnt really appreciate it half the time so thinking maybe this will start to make her realise that money DOESNT gown on trees!!
I started working at 15 on top of allowance I got for doing chores at home. I plan to do the same for my kids. Even now, my 6 year old earns allowance for helping with minor tasks at home. I think whether you can afford it or not, kids need to learn how to earn their own way to help contribute to society as they become adults. Especially now more than ever, when adults have a hard enough time finding jobs/making money, kids need to realize nothing should be handed to them. Anything not having to do with school I would not pay for without work being done.
Wow I hope my DD doesnt read this She was getting £5 a week (shes 11) IF she did the dusting and vaccuming, if she didnt then no money!! She stopped doing it when we moved so no pennies. I never got anything for nothing. She gets a monthly bus pass for school @ £29.50 and £2 a day dinner money but no more.
I would be skint if I gave her £15 or more a week
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