Ever seen a new chore chart or pocket money idea on Facebook, announce it to your kids with great excitement and the kids just roll their eyes?
Yep, that’s pretty much how it was around here.
But the other day an article caught my eye about how to raise kids that weren’t entitled.
I want to give credit where it’s due but I can’t for the life of me remember where I saw it. But since then I’ve seen plenty of ‘experts’ who support this idea.
So, what’s this idea that was enough to stop my mid-morning coffee guzzling in its tracks?
The idea is that kids shouldn’t be given pocket money for doing chores.
These guys believe that kids should be expected to do chores because they live in a house that needs them to contribute, just like in the real world. That you have to work in a team and do your bit so the train stays on the tracks.
Instead, they should be given pocket money (a set amount each week) so they learn about spending and saving.
That’s it. It’s so simple.
There’s so many different versions of how you can deal with pocket money out there but for some reason, maybe it’s the simplicity of this approach, I really liked it.
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