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6/6/13 11:46 A

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I pay by the chore. My daughter keeps track of her own chores. My son doesn't want the money, so he isn't tracking his chores. I said too bad, so sad, and he's doing his chores for free. Everything goes well when I'm on top of it. I do more chores when I'm too busy to keep on the kids.

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6/1/13 9:00 P

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I have two at home, 12 and 14. Each week they take a turn making lunches for the family. That pays $10/week and they keep track of their weeks on the calendar. I pay twice a year, in June and December. They have other chores that they do because they're part of a family, and don't expect to be paid for those.

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5/24/13 10:30 P

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I want to do allowences to make the kids buy there own things I feel like they have had to much handed to them and now expect things especaily my 12 year old daughter. she has really ticked me off lately about not being grateful for things she is given so I figured they need to learn what money is worth. I made up a list of chores and the price they can make if they do them right no half ass stuff . then i total it up and at the end of the week they get money. im not buying mcdonalds or games or toys anymore unless its a birthday and such they will hae to fork over the money. this will help with the i wants in the store now if they say i want i can say did you bring your money. I need them to start helping more around the house. unfortunaly i work 2nd shift so im not home in the evenings to make sure chores are done so im hoping this will help give some incentive especially with summer coming they love going to yard sales with me. Now some things they have no choice and they do not get paid for it such as feeding animals and taking care of them and watching there 1 year old sister if we have to do some stuff outside we get them to watch her. and if i need help cleaning or someone is coming over and im busy cooking they have to clean with no pay this is pitching in around the house. I want them to make money they need to learn the value of it and start to learn how to budget .

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5/24/13 12:10 P

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Mako I totally agree with you...on if you want it just because then you buy it

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5/24/13 7:42 A

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We don't give allowances. We tried it, but then my kids would ask how much they'd get paid to do anything. We've told them the truth, their allowance is all the sports or activities they get to play/be involved in. If they go above and beyond and do extra chores, we'll give them something. All four of my kids take turns mowing neighbors' lawns and they get paid for that.

We also have the "need vs. want" in our house. If you need jeans because you've outgrown or wore them out, we buy them. If you want another pair just because you like them and you already have 10 pairs in your closet, then you buy them.

Some think we are being too tough, but it works for us!

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5/22/13 11:28 P

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I do 80 per month but all chore must be done if not done I deduct .50 cents for each chore not done per day not done doesn't sound like a lot but when added up it is...my kids are 13 & 15 one kid earns all his allowance and one earns pretty much nothing all month but either way chores are going to get done....either I make you do them or you volunteer to do them and get paid it doesn't matter to me

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5/22/13 8:28 P

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The amount of allowance depends on the child My daughter had $60 a month until this month, since she is graduating from college.

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5/22/13 8:10 P

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what is a good amount for a allowence Im thinking 5.00 per child a week only if they do the chores. what do you all do.

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