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- August 1, 2007 at 12:04 pm #241855
1. Do you give your kids an allowance? yes
2. If so, how much for what ages? My daughter 17 works, so she puts half
her check in to save for car and the other half she can spend.
I give her
money for big things. I paid for her cap and gown, her prom dresses,
admiral’s ball dresses, shoes, hair nails, stockings purses all that is
I pay for any school expense and I will give her money for big jobs around
the house. She does not get a weekly allowance
My 15 yr.
old daughter gets $10 a week if she does all of her chores. $5 a
week if she does not do all of them
My 13 yr. old son gets the same.
Their base allowance is $5 and all chores
done is $10
They do alot of house cleaning ( I am disabled) and they help with cooking.
3. What expenses do you expect them to cover with the
allowance? She pays all of her pets expenses (she has ferrets and guinea
pigs) she buys presents for anyone (xmas, birthdays, mothers day, fathers
day) I do ask that she put some in savings…she is much better than I am
it…when one of her ferrets was six, she paid the $136 vet bill
you stop and look at that, it was 2 months allowance!!
and she uses it
anything else she wants to buy (usually it is books) she takes good care
them, and then resells them on ebay LOL
4. Do you tie the allowance to additional
responsibilities? No but they always had the opportunity to work for extra
money either around the house or in our family business.
nope….we all need our own cash.
5. Do you give your child an opportunity to earn
extra money? If so, how?
Occasionally if there is a big job that needs
be done and I don’t have the extra time to really get it done, I could
mean and make her do it, but I do pay her for those kind of jobs….
She already does 100% of her own cooking (she is a vegan, and a much
cook than I have ever thought about being) she also helps with out cat
rescue doing litter boxes, feeding etc…and we have a farm so she also
animal chores to help with, and she helps with the housewook, does 100%
the dishes and 50% of the vacuuming. She hates the laundry and I dont
so I tend to do that and most of the lawn work, although she does help
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