$5 a week or around that.
DD is 8 and gets $5 a week for keeping her room clean and an extra dollar for extra chores. Like dusting etc. but she gets $2 for vacuuming the lounge room. Slave labor much... Lol she does a good job tho!
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06-01-2012 21:12 #11
06-01-2012 21:17 #12Senior Member
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We will be doing a dollar match to their age ie age 4 equals $4 age 7 equals $7 etc.
06-01-2012 21:19 #13
My teenager and my soon to be 12 yr old get pocket money for helping with tidying, folding washing, doing the dishwasher, washing the cars and so on and they can earn up to $20 a week if they really put some effort in.
My four yr old and my five year old happily receive about $1/$2 a week - setting the table, watering the veggies and tidying their room ..... Probably qualifies for slave labour
OP - you have given me something to think about ....I might be too mean, I'm going to think about changing it
07-01-2012 07:02 #14
Thanks for the responses everyone.
He already helps with the dishwasher, putting washing on sometimes, tidying up, putting groceries away (he LOVES doing this for some reason!) etc. I'm going to get him to start making his bed soon, but I want to keep these as things he does because we all do chores rather than linking them to money. As he gets older I do plan to introduce other little jobs he can do or be in charge of that can increase the money he gets.
If I wasn't expecting him to put some money away for long term savings and charity I'd probably do the dollar per year of age system. But I like the idea of this becoming habit. As he gets older I'd be more open to letting him decide how much goes to each. For the first year when the concept is fresh I like the idea of him getting to go to the bank with that money when it's all together and depositing it, feeling proud of the big amount he'd saved, talk about his future house/car etc that it might go towards and likewise go shopping for wishing tree gifts with his money from the charity section or help him choose a gift from oxfam to buy for someone overseas with it etc. To make it more concrete. At the moment money is a very big concept for his age so it doesn't make a lot of sense to him yet!
Will keep giving it thought
07-01-2012 09:00 #15
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