Tired of Nagging Your Children to Do Chores? Check This Out.
At our house, our daughter, Harper, 8, and our son, Wyatt,4, just started doing chores and it wasn't going so well. My husband Ryan and I thought it was time we took the chores to a new level. We set the expectations as of January 1st, 2020.
We made a chore chart, and each chore listed is broken down into age appropriate chore categories. Each chore completed they earn $1. The first week our daughter earned $4 and our son $0. As the weeks went on, our daughter has earned up to $7 and our son $4. So, I would say it is getting better and they are learning the harder they work the more they get paid.
I saw this story online the other day about a mother of three her name is Shaketha Marion McGregor. She wanted to teach her children an important life lesson about earning money, so she decided that from now on, they won’t be getting their allowance as easy as coming up to her and nagging her for it.
She created a hiring event where her kids had to apply for “jobs” around the house, and they will literally have to work for their allowance, just like adults do. She had them fill out applications and had name badges and everything. This mother sure sounds like a successful businesswoman. Not surprising she had a lot of love via Facebook a lot of likes and shares.
The jobs for the children were kitchen manager, laundry supervisor and lead housekeeper. The everyday necessities can get a bit expensive for a large family, so the mom came up with this great idea.
She even sent her son a rejection letter after he applied for a position that had already been filled. That is awesome! I think this is a fun and very realistic way to go about responsibilities around the house. Might be worth a try.