He said he would like to have pocket money.
I said he would have to earn it.
He exclaimed, "I'm not a slave!"
I pointed out that, on the whole, slaves did not get paid.
Store of Utter Gorgeousness, The Boy Child chose a money box and named it Henry.
- make bed (even though I will most likely remake it later ...)
- put the placemats on the table for breakfast.
- put his dirty laundry into the laundry basket.
- lay the table at supper time.
- help clear away after supper.
- any other tasks thought up by me (clever one, that).
We settled on 50p per day, with a few caveats thrown in for good measure.
Pocket money can be withdrawn if chores are not done.
Pocket money can be withdrawn for bad behaviour, such as rudeness.
Pocket money can be increased ~ a bonus ~ for completing homework well and without any fuss.
So far, so good.
Did you give your children pocket money?
If so, how did you decide on the amount?