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Hi my ten year old son gets $5 a week for helping with household chores, if he does the work but whined and complained the whole time would you still pay him?
I don't think that's fair if you're paying him for the whole week and take it because he whinged once. You will probably struggle to get him to do jobs at all. Just add another incentive, $1 bonus for each job he does well without complaining.
My kids don't get paid at all for basic household chores (like tidying rooms, picking up after themselves etc). My philosophy being that in a family everyone needs to contribute to make the household work.
There are also consequences if they do nothing but complain and bitch the whole time.
If they want to earn some money, I give them some more specific chores (like weeding the garden, organising the linen cupboard or dusting the bookshelf for example).
That's entirely their choice though, that seems to eliminate the whinging because they're choosing to do it and they're motivated by the money.
Absolutely I would still pay him. And then when he doesn't whinge, give him a little bonus incentive as a reward.
I complain about my job everyday and still get paid 🤷♀️
Yes but do you whinge non stop to your boss? You'd get fired if you did.
You’d still get paid for the work you did though
A girl I used to work with got fired for complaining about doing her work.
She'd carry on like a stroppy 5 year old every time the superviser asked her to do the tasks she was hired to do lol.
So, this behavior really doesn't fly in the real world
I mean, if it's an occasional groan I'd probably still pay the kid but if it we're talking about consistent whingeing and needing constant nagging for him to do his chores - hell no I wouldn't be rewarding that with pocket money and I'd explain that to him.
Agree but you need to let him know clearly. You cant just get to payday and not pay.
But when hes whinging, tell him to stop and go to his room. If he doesnt get done, he doesnt get paid.
For me they dont get paid anyway but I wont have whinging as it drives me loopy. If they dont get done in time because theyre on their bed because theyre whiny, they dont get free time.
She’d have still been paid for the work she did though. Firing without paying what’s owed for the work done is illegal so this comparison is ridiculously stupid.
I pay my boys per job they do, and have done since they started doing jobs at about 3 years old. When they were little it was 20 cents a job. In the last 6 or so years, the amount varies depending on the job, but mostly between 50 cents to $2. If they whine and carry on, or do a half hearted job then they don’t get the full amount if any for that particular job. They get a set $5 per week ‘just because’, then any extra depending on which jobs they do.
Perfect. 10 is too young to expect no whinging or deal with real world consequences, they are still learning and this is the perfect way to do it. If 10 year old mucks up on the first day he sees no incentive to keep doing the job. Pay per job well done, don't pay per job badly done.
If he's done the work, he should get paid whether winging or not. I would then take the opportunity when he wants something that you usually pay for to say no, because of your winging.
It also depends on the jobs - some parents treat their kids like slaves and pay them nothing or a pittance
Others get money for doing stuff all
Nope, my 10 year old does chores each week and gets $10 pocket money, he has his chore list and knows what he has to do. I told him from the start I wasn’t gonna nag/hassle him to do it or he won’t get his money.
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