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Photo Assassin 67 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 1666 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting IDGAF ❤:" I have actually heard of parent's doing that like a swear jar and stuff like that. I think my version ... [snip!] ... paper from the jar and whatever chore she chose, she would have to do. I think the payment thing works as well too though lol."


Since they get paid for their chores, which are age specific, making their bed, picking up toys/clothes, etc., having them do extra chores would make them think they deserve additional payment. My girls are smart like that, lol.



I actually got this idea when I was at my wits end, of them constantly not listening. I figured they valued the money they earned, (they sit in their room and count it constantly), I figured they'd pay attention having to pay for their mistakes.



Also, if they broke something too, we take their bank, if it equals to the value of the item (we never make it more than $2, but just so they understand things cost money!), we make them pay for it.

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 30556 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting lolajessup:" Before she could make decisions we put it in her bank acct. now she's old enough to save for things she ... [snip!] ... end up just secretly putting it in her acct and pay for everything. But it's the purpose of her Saving for things she wants."


I think that is a good idea too. :D It teaches them responsibility.

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 30556 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Photo Assassin:" Since they get paid for their chores, which are age specific, making their bed, picking up toys/clothes, ... [snip!] ... the value of the item (we never make it more than $2, but just so they understand things cost money!), we make them pay for it."


That is true, I totally forgot about the allowance thing for chores. That does work well in that case, I will have to do that when she gets older haha.

Mommy2ThreeLilMonkeys 3 kids; California 5005 posts
26th Mar '13

my kids get to buy what they want if it is full but they get $10 a week each if they do everything on their chore chart every day/every week without a fuss.. so they normally save their piggy bank money (turn into cash and put it back in) and spend their allowance money. (i know i started young- but it has worked wonderfully for me)

Sofie+#2 Due March 17; TTC since Jun 2014; 1 child; Sheffield, So, United Kingdom 7382 posts
26th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Photo Assassin:</b>" My kids never get full enough to worry, since either a) they are buying whatever, and b) owe money for ... [snip!] ... or even grounding. This seemed to get their attention, when they're having to "pay" for their mistake. (DON'T JUDGE! lol)"</blockquote>




Your kids aren't allowed to run in their own house?

Iron Man 6 kids; 1 angel baby; 1700 posts
26th Mar '13

All four of my kids have piggy banks, and it depends on what they want to do with it. Once a month we empty the piggy banks, and usually it's half to spend now, and half to save for something big. For my boys, they're saving up for a dirt bike right now. They're 7 and 5, and not even close to having enough, but they're determined to get themselves one, so we let them save all the piggy bank change in a bank account. My oldest daughter does the spend half and save half, as does our youngest.



And then once every 3 months, half goes into their college accounts.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Golden Coast, CA, United States 116799 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Sofia's Mummy♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Photo Assassin:</b>" My kids never get full enough to worry, ... [snip!] ... to "pay" for their mistake. (DON'T JUDGE! lol)"</blockquote> Your kids aren't allowed to run in their own house?"


Shits dangerous, yo! They can run outside.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Sofia's Mummy♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Photo Assassin:</b>" My kids never get full enough to worry, ... [snip!] ... to "pay" for their mistake. (DON'T JUDGE! lol)"</blockquote> Your kids aren't allowed to run in their own house?"


My kids are not allowed to run in the house either, didnt know ppl let their kids run in the house! lol
Thats for outside just like jumping and yelling etc.....

Iron Man 6 kids; 1 angel baby; 1700 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Sofia's Mummy♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Photo Assassin:</b>" My kids never get full enough to worry, ... [snip!] ... to "pay" for their mistake. (DON'T JUDGE! lol)"</blockquote> Your kids aren't allowed to run in their own house?"


I'm sort of the same. I only let my kids run in the basement, and even then, there can only be two of them down there for running to be allowed. Otherwise they smack into each other....It happened a lot when we had four hooligans running around down there.



The basement is kind of their zone, though, so that's the only place they're allowed to run other than outside. They break enough stuff as it is. I don't need my photo frames knocked off the wall because the Frost Giants are invading Asgard again.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Golden Coast, CA, United States 116799 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Iron Man:" I'm sort of the same. I only let my kids run in the basement, and even then, there can only be two of ... [snip!] ... enough stuff as it is. I don't need my photo frames knocked off the wall because the Frost Giants are invading Asgard again."


HAHAHAHA best analogy ever.

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 30556 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting crazy coupon lady:" My kids are not allowed to run in the house either, didnt know ppl let their kids run in the house! lol Thats for outside just like jumping and yelling etc....."


I agree lol. I was never allowed to run in the house as a kid, and my daughter won't be allowed to either. She is going to know that she runs outside & not in the house. Outside is for running, inside the house is not. Just like I wasn't allowed to bounce balls or ride on anything inside the house, I think it is reasonable.

☠BryBry'sMuM☠ Due March 19 (girl); 1 child; Fullerton, California 15229 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Photo Assassin:" My kids never get full enough to worry, since either a) they are buying whatever, and b) owe money for ... [snip!] ... or even grounding. This seemed to get their attention, when they're having to "pay" for their mistake. (DON'T JUDGE! lol)"



um ::scratches head:: i wonder if this would work with a 27month old and help him count?



Iron Man 6 kids; 1 angel baby; 1700 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:" HAHAHAHA best analogy ever."

Lol, thanks!

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Photo Assassin:" My kids never get full enough to worry, since either a) they are buying whatever, and b) owe money for ... [snip!] ... or even grounding. This seemed to get their attention, when they're having to "pay" for their mistake. (DON'T JUDGE! lol)"


thats a really good idea and im gonna have to start trying that

Freespirit Due August 29; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Michigan 3415 posts
26th Mar '13

All our lose change goes into her piggy bank. We let it fill up all year an use that money towards her birthday party. Including her presents. We have had over $300a last year and its nice not to have to scramble to get that money together when her birthday rolls around.