Looking for something?
Are you only here for Printable coupons?
I am so excited you chose me to be your messenger! Subscribe to Prudent Wisdom » DailyPrintables by Email to skip everything else.
When it comes to parenting , the one thing I totally disagree with is allowance. I personally do not feel it necessary to pay my children to do their chores. Yes I DO feel it necessary to make a chore list and enforce it but, paying them?
However though I may not have this parenting thing down just yet I do have the art of compromising on my list of my achievements. And being my children are begging for an allowance (so they can have their “own” money) I have come up with a compromise….
Let me explain a few things first;
Despite a few of the pet chores they mostly have the same list.
As I pointed out my older boyz have a problem getting along, therefore I am going to use every opportunity I can to help them “encourage” each other rather than offend.
As I pointed out earlier, I NEVER intended on getting a dog nor a lizard, however though we rescued our dog……I think he really rescued us. And teaching my boyz to care for something/someone they love will in turn teach them to love themselves by gratification
I am TELLING YOU the battle of teeth brushing began long before the battle of Jerico (that’s the only thing that sounded right, lol). So when it came to pulling straws I was about to run out until I finally pulled the right one!
I have put $20 worth of quarters into a pretty decorated “jar” and this is their allowance….as long as they EARN it.
We will count how many quarters are left, then it will be split between the 2. However they are only allowed to spend half of it, the other half they must save.
I know this may sound harsh but it has in fact worked for the past several months, my hubs and I are quite pleased with the out come. So much so that we have added a twist, we have also given them the opportunity to earn more;
It is AMAZING for me to see how much this intensive has changed the way my house hold works. We have also implemented a schedule so that we are all on the same page at the same time, though this sometimes doesn’t stick when FF is home, yet (knock on wood) it hasn’t back fired either.
What are your thoughts on allowances? Do your children have one? What about chores? What kind of intensives do you use, if any??