chores and kids
hey moms and dads ,
Would you have your kids ages 4 and up do chores around the house like cleaning their room to taking the trash out ? and would you give them an allowance or would you (if you have younger kids that don't totally understand the concept of money) do like a sticker chart then go out for a family night cause they earned enough stickers . I'm having mixed feelings about what my husband and I should do when it come to teaching the kids responsibilities. An its even harder to stick with it and keep the kids on schedule cause im not even on a schedule due to Rowan being a new born. I go back to work part time in three weeks . please help any advice will be appreciated .
Cleaning their room and laundry is a requirement so they are not rewarded for keeping it clean. If my daughter refuses to pick up her stuff or put her clothes away, she is punished. I have gone into her room before with a grocery bag and start bagging up her stuff she refused to pick up or take away something I repeatedly told her to pick up in the living room or dining room. She learns quick that if she doesn't, she loses it.
We have also deducted her allowance for her bad behavior, which kills her.
With my son, when he is older, I will start a sticker chart and allow him to pick out an inexpensive item at the store, like a dollar toy or something, at the end of the month for doing chores.
Also, when we have my (step) daughter clean or do other chores like picking up the yard, we make sure she does a good job because I believe it will prepare her for when she gets a job...to be expected to do her best and not half do it. She is a bit lazy so it worries me she won't work when she is older.
Sorry for the lengthy post.