Me :"So lil one what would you like as a reward for doing your chores?"
lil one:"um,let me see,what would I like......Swimming ? "
Gup: " You can not swim in the winter so that will not work .Plus going some where every week will not always be possible so you need to think of something else ."
Me:"well do you not care if you get money ?Because your mom offers you $7.oo a week to do 7 things and you said you have only ever done three of them and that was once so what is the deal with that ?"
lil one:" Well it IS kind of cheap ."
Me:" (with a WTF look on my face ) "Cheap ?...Cheap ??Most kids your age get like a quarter a chore .When I was a kid I had to do chores and I did not get paid I just got grounded if I didn't do them.I would say $7.00 is a really good price for doing seven chores for a 7 year old."
lil one :" Wow ,I had no idea some kids are tortured like that ."
Where in the world does she come up with this ? Does anyone else out there have thier kids do chores?Do you reward them and how ?Do you punish them if they are not done?
She also has a list of daily responsibilities and rules that she must do or she gets either stood in the corner or grounded from favorite things .It is basically a daily routine with guidlines .Like backpack in your room ,clean up your area after eating , wash hands before eating and after using the potty and etc....
We are so undecided if chores should be totally optional to her and she just doesn't get rewarded if not done, or if it should be not optional and she will get in trouble for NOT doing any .I really think she needs some reponsibility .She has sort of a spoiled princess mentality when it comes to doing chores basically and she needs to get out of that really .She is a great kid otherwise .I just feel it is our responsibility to teach her some responsibility .Her mother seems to lack quite a bit in this area .She tends to go from a very structured ,has rules,basic daily routine here .To a free- for- all at her moms house .She definately needs something stable and constant .Anyway I went off on a slight tangent there ...lol
Any chore input would be wonderful :)
Monday, August 29, 2005
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