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      Christine, your children are so young. Couldn’t you do Christmas w/ a meal that everyone had helped to make, let each one tell what Christmas means to me, maybe eat by candles that you already have, let each do a craft w/ paper,crayons,etc for each other. Christmas should not be about money for all of us.

      Use your imagination and this will be the best Christmas you have ever had.
      Use praise for the chores instead of an allowance.

      Prayers coming your way.

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      From: Christine Bergeron
      To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2008 2:39 PM
      Subject: Re: Budget101.com : allowance question

      I know what you mean about money being tight I have 5 kids 5, 6, 8, 10 & 11 we can’t give them any money so no allowance what so ever and we had to tell them this year no summer vacations or Christmas So how do you explain Santa can’t afford to give them gifts but their friends and cousins will be getting gifts……

      — On Thu, 7/3/08, nauticalnana wrote:

      From: nauticalnana
      Subject: Budget101.com : allowance question
      To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Thursday, July 3, 2008, 4:19 pm

      times are really hard here and i can no longer afford to give my children their small allowance. we have been giving them each .71 per day, if chores were not done they lost that days allowance. i need some ideas on how to reward them for their jobs well done.

      btw, they dont get paid for everything they do, they know that most jobs are to help the family live comfortably. they get allowance for their personal chores like keeping their room clean, putting their laundry away, etc. they are boys ages 13 and 10.

      video games, tv, and computer time wont really work i think, because they are limited on time to do these things.
      Sher
      “Faith is not developed by miracles. Miracles are a result of great faith!”

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