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Pocket Money for 6yo DD
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:46 AM
I've been speaking with my DD1 about possibly earning weekly pocket money if she has a few chores around the house.
I'm thinking of no more than say $2.00 a week. I'm after some ideas on what type of things she needs to do in order to get her pocket money. I'm thinking along the lines of:
* keep her room clean (when possible)
* bring plate and cutlery to kitchen after dinner
* putting school bag and shoes etc away after school
Any other ideas on what I could give her as little jobs.
How much pocket money does your child receive?
Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:49 AM
Our DD can feed the cat
Put recycling in external bin
Dirty clothes in laundry
Dd gets one dollar for her age, she is 5 so it's $5.
I tend not to link it too much to chores, chores have to be done no matter what!
Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:42 PM
DD1 (6yrs) has to make all three beds (hers, ours and DD2s) every day for $2 a week. DD2 (3yrs) has to put the pjs under the pillows when DD1 makes the beds and at bathtime has to put the dirty clothes in the basket for no money. She's just excited to have jobs.
They both take out the recycling when asked and have to help tidy and do other things around the house that are just part of living in the same house.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:50 PM
Against the norm here...7yo DD does get pocket money ($5/wk), but not as a reward for doing chores around the house. Those are expected things we do to keep the house tidy and functional - we chip in and just do it. At her age, she's capable of tidying up behind herself, watering the garden and pot plants, getting the washing ready, setting the table, helping with dishes ect... Pocket money is given with the pretense of saving, and spending only on things she plans for. I try to use it as an opportinuty to learn about currency and maths by counting out coins and working out how to spend/save for items she wants. The main concept - saving - is drilled into her though!
Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:57 PM
My DD gets 50c per day (given as $3.50 a week, usually into her bank). She has to make her bed each day. The other jobs are more on an as needed basis - feed the dog, put her folded clothes away, fold her clean undies, socks etc, put some groceries away, etc.
Edited by katrina24, 18 January 2013 - 09:59 PM.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:34 PM
Both of my kids have always got 50c per year of age, once they started school. It wasn't paid for specific chores. These were just expected as their contribution to the family. I do make the kids save a percentage of their money, though. DS gets $4.50 and banks $1 of that per week.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:38 AM
My 6y/o DD gets $2 per week, $1 goes into long term savings the other dollar she can do what she likes with. We don't give it as reward money, she receives it regardless of behaviour.
She is expected to help out around the house as asked, tidy her room, make her bed, set the table and help as requested but this is not attached in any way to her pocket money.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:38 AM
My dd is 6.5, we've just started giving her 50 cents per day. She has to help with whatever I ask, usually general tidying,putting away washing etc. working well so far.
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