I do not believe in bribing a child with money to do stuff at ALL !
But if you want something done , then you can get them to do whatever with a weekly allowance.
My dad was a single parent and he could not work all day in construction and do all the cooking and housework . So he gave me and my little sister a weekly allowance to keep the house clean and to cook meals . A teen and a preteen .
Now how to apply this to your own child no matter what age . For the biggest part let all the work be in their room and where they play if they are small children .
Sit your child down and have a heart to heart . Have a list of expectation / work that you would like your child to do and have the set amount you want to pay them . Do not allow the child to make the amount they want to earn .
Tell him / her that you need help and that if he or she is willing to help you will give them $ each week if they do what is on the list and read that list to them . Also let them know you will NOT nag them to get up and do it , if they fail to do the work they won`t get the allowance.
If they agree hang the list on the fridge door .
Usually you as the parent know they want something that costs a lot so you can remind the child they can save for what they want with the money THEY work for .
How about it ? think your child will do this ?
By Andria Perry