Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Chores and Allowance

Our chore charts are hanging up and in full swing.  Our two oldest have things that they need to do each day in order to get their allowance.  This is the first year that we have actually paid them to do their tasks.  I never know when to start that, how much to pay, etc. So, if you have any advice to share, that would be great!

I have them doing things like - mowing the lawn, sorting laundry, watering the garden and shrubs, loading and unloading the dishwasher, sweeping, cleaning up toys, etc.  And helping with their 2 younger sisters.  It has been so GREAT to have them here to help.  And they are actually old enough to do the tasks well enough that I don't have to take the time to do them again after they are done (they are 6 1/2 and almost 9).

Here are a few websites I found when creating their chore charts, in case you need help or advice:

If you do chore charts or allowances, I have a few questions:
1.  How often do you pay them and how much? (right how we are doing $5 a week for each if they do everything)
2.  What types of chores do you have them do?
3.  How much of their allowance are they allowed to spend vs. save?

Any tips, adivce you have to share would be great.

Also, with all the kids home during the summer, there isn't much time for blogging.  I will probably only be doing one or two posts a week until September.  Hope you stay tuned!


A Day In The Life.... said...

we also have a chore & responsibility chart. things range from - clearing the table, setting the table, taking care of recycles, listening the first time, etc. If they make it through the day without having to be reminded, they get a smiley face for each success. At the end of the week, if they have at least 35 smiley faces, they get to pick a prize out of the prize bucket. The prizes are all sorts of things that I usually pick up at clearance price. they love it and it seems to work quite well.

Wendy Irene said...

Thank you very much for sharing! I have been wondering about this as well and loved hearing what you are doing. I hope you have a wonderful summer with your kids and I will most DEFINITELY stay tuned!

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Stacy said...

Hi Amy,
I forwarded this post to a friend who has two girls (8 and 4) and asked her to blog about what they do for chores and allowances. She wrote on the Homemakers blog last week starting on June 29. Thought you might want to read what she wrote. Thanks for your tips - love em!

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