Welcome to Week 17
Friendly Debates With The Danielle’s!
Chores they do get allowance for:
Girls pick up play room toys from my daycare kids and vacuum each night. They switch back & forth. This is something I normally do, but I am so huge now and by the end of the day, my back is killing me… so it is well worth paying for the extra help.
We’ve discussed paying the kids allowance, but we really think they should contribute to the household. Being a large family, the home runs smoother if everyone contributes. And heck, I don’t get “paid” do do the chores, so why should the kids?!? Besides that, our kids get a lot from us. They get to go do things with friends when they want to, they have their fair share of sleep overs, movies, we go out to eat regularly and most of the time they chose where we go. When they want (or need) something, we get it. Weather it’s clothes or accessories or toy-type things. I think they benefit more that way, rather than getting an allowance and buying their own goodies.
We started having the kids do this about 6-ish years ago, so they were 6, 7, 8 years old at the time. At that time, they would do dishes only.
I guess I am a slave driver.
**Edited to add…
The first comment below made me realize that there is a “saving money issue” that parents like to use for the reason for allowance. I forgot to address that.
Our kids get money for birthday’s and Christmas and a few other times a year. Like I stated above, they do make a little bit off of us during the week. They all save their money and they also put money in the offering at church when they feel like it. In fact, one of my kids, Emma, likes to pay “tithes” and actually figures out her 10% when she has made money. My son had saved up enough money 2 years ago to purchase his own refurbished laptop. I was so proud of him!! The girls usually waste their money on material things but they also like to save up. They try to keep some money saved, and spend a little too. My son on the other hand is ALWAYS saving for something he wants.
Kids Allowance? Yay or Nay?
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