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    So my DS1 is 6 and wants to get pocket money. I want to do an 'amount per chore' system as a way to let him feel a bit of control and responsibility, so he can pick from a list of what to do.

    What I need is an idea of what chores and what amounts... I'm happy to pay him around $10 a week as we have a deal that he has to put at least 50% of whatever he gets into his bank account and the rest he can save for things like his Disney Infinity characters, parts he wants for his BMX etc.

    Any ideas to help get me started?

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    My DD1 is almost 7 her chores to earn money are

    Sort the clean washing, fold and put the folded clothes on each family members bed (put own away) she gets $1 per basket for this.

    Wipe down the bathroom sinks and take dirty clothes from bathrooms to laundry $1 a day

    Thats about all she does to be paid for as she is happy just to have money to spend at the school canteen.

    I refuse to pay mu children for doing things like making their bed, keeping room tidy and packing away toys they are just things everyone has to do

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    • Setting the dinner table
    • Bringing his dirty plates/glasses to the kitchen (which as he gets older turns into clearing the table for everyone)
    • Helping you prepare dinner (washing and peeling vegetables to start and then as he gets older helping with the chopping)
    • If you have pets, being responsible for feeding them and making sure they have fresh water in their bowls
    • Making his bed
    • Cleaning out school lunchbox and water bottle and putting them away
    We have a similar system for SS where 50% goes to the bank and 50% gets accrued for various toys/bits and pieces that he wants.

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    DD is 8, and gets up to $8 per week

    She has to

    Every Day
    - keep her room clean
    - pack her bag for school, and remember everything for herself (library, music etc)
    - unpack her bag, clean out her lunch box
    - tidy up any toys in the main living are each morning before school
    - feed the dog

    Weekly/when ask
    - bring downstairs all washing (hers and ours) each week
    - sort the dirty washing into piles (colours/whites etc)
    - sort the clean laundry into baskets (hers, ours etc) ready for ironing
    - put her clothes away once ironed/folded
    - clean off and wipe down the table and bench

    If she does everything, without me having to grumble/ask several times/remind her of daily stuff ... she gets $8. If she only does some of those things, or I have to make a special trip to school because she forgot her music books etc .. she gets a bit less.

    ( mostly she gets between $5-$7 )
    occasionally

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    DS1 is 6 and he has the following jobs to do each week to earn his $6....

    Unstack the dishwasher each day
    Put dirty clothes in the basket after showers each night
    Hang towels up
    Fully clean the toy room once a week so I can vacuum the floor
    Random picking up of toys and putting away our own belongings
    Help take the garbage out.

    Ge knows these have to be done each day or there's no $$$ on a Sunday


    Me + DH = DS1 (6), DS2 (2) and #3 due September 8th

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    Next question - is it reasonable to expect a 6yr old to clean his room before bed each day or am I mean horrible nasty and cruel like he likes to tell me ? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    Next question - is it reasonable to expect a 6yr old to clean his room before bed each day or am I mean horrible nasty and cruel like he likes to tell me ? LOL

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    Not mean and nasty! I generally make my boy do his on cleaning day but he doesn't make much mess in there anyway... Usually just a couple of toys and lots of books on the floor. I also make him strip his bed on cleaning day.


    Me + DH = DS1 (6), DS2 (2) and #3 due September 8th

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    I get her to do it randomly/small parts during the week - but she has to clean it properly on the weekends.

    she doesnt keep it clean ... but mostly she does try.


 

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