Allowances and chores?

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-23-2003
Allowances and chores?
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Wed, 07-02-2008 - 1:44pm

When do you think it is too early?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 09-04-1997
Thu, 07-03-2008 - 6:17pm
Do you ever plan on giving your kids any experience or training in handling money?
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 07-03-2008 - 6:37pm

I can understand not having allowance linked to chores. Linking them makes it something like a salary for a job you can "quit" if you decide you don't want the salary,

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Registered: 10-30-2007
Wed, 07-09-2008 - 9:02am

We have a board in our house.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 07-09-2008 - 9:13am
i don't believe teaching a child about money needs to be had by having an allowance..my kids have had junior savings accounts at the bank

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
Wed, 07-09-2008 - 9:17am
How are the kids learning about money if you are doing the saving for them? Do they get to pick the investments or the bank or the type of bank account? What decisions do they get to make with their money?
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-23-2003
Thu, 07-10-2008 - 2:11pm
WOW...how old are your children...no chores.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-23-2003
Thu, 07-10-2008 - 2:14pm

while I can see what people are saying with regards to allowance and direct chores fine.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 07-10-2008 - 4:58pm

Man I would hate to be the spouses of your children


what is thta supposed to mean?

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
Thu, 07-10-2008 - 5:21pm

"I find it more relaxing to get things done on my own then having to nag one of my kids to take out the trash, or do the dishes, i can easily get them done myself, so why bother asking my kids to do it. "

How does that teach them to become adults? I like to cook by myself, but I don't do it every day. I teach my kids how to cook, so they will be able to do it when they are adults and live away from our house. Same for running a house, doing laundry or cleaning up. Some things are easier to learn, true- but sometimes they figure out a better and quicker way.

" my husband doesn't do any chores either, and i don't expect him to do it. He works hard enough to provide for the family, why make him come and clean?"

Um, because he is part of the household?

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 07-10-2008 - 6:38pm

" my husband doesn't do any chores either, and i don't expect him to do it. He works hard enough to provide for the family, why make him come and clean?"


Um, because he is part of the household?


Umm because he is working two jobs, one of them is starting his own company, with long hours, and we hardly see him during the week. You think it's reasonable for a man to come home and cook and clean? If you do wow, that's totally messed up!


How does that teach them to become adults? I like to cook by myself, but I don't do it every day. I teach my kids how to cook, so they will be able to do it when they are adults and live away from our house. Same for running a house, doing laundry or cleaning up. Some things are easier to learn, true- but sometimes they figure out a better and quicker way.


Look it doesn't matter what they grew up with, my husband grew up with no chores in the house, yet, when i met him, he knew how to do his own laundry, clean, and cook. In fact my husband is a culinary chef! He didn't learn it from mommy, he learned by doing it on his own! Now I on the other hand grew up as slave in my parents house, I watched my sisters and cleaned my basement. Yes, i like a clean house, but it doesn't mean I like it. I grew up learning how to cook, and my husband who had zero chores as a kid cooks better then me. I say let kids be kids, and when they are on their own they learn how to fend for themselves. My parents threw me out of the house with no guidance. When I met my husband I didn't know how to cook properly, in fact my husband taught me how to cook, and clean properly. now I am awesome at it, yet, I grew up cookign and cleaning as a kid. I think at the age of 31 I am a pretty descent adult!!

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