I've been battling through these questions for a little while. Having a son who wants a new toy everytime we go to the shops my Mum kept suggesting that he needed his own money so give him some jobs.
So I thought about this, what is the right amount of pocket money for a 4 year old? I had heard an appropriate amount is a dollar per age, therefore $4 for my 4 year old.
But my next thought was, what if he does half of his jobs and not the other? Does he still get his money?
I'm quite happy with this system. We can prompt Hunter to do his chores but reminding him of those valuable ticks and when he wants something at the shops we remind him he needs to save for it. Hunter was recently rewarded when he saved enough money to go on a shopping trip with Grandpa and purchase his much wanted Bakagun.
What do you think about pocket money for children?
|His hard earned purchases!|