Posted in Behavior, Family Life, Teenagers

How do I get my grandkids to share in chores and not fight so much?

I tried a chart but that didn’t work.

  • Emily
    Oct 19, 2018

    Have you tried the chart with money on it? For my three year old we put like 25cents and 50 cent on her chores and after she does them she gets to put the money in the jar. My mom use to do this for me and my two older siblings. The difference was my siblings had more chores and they earned like 1 or two dollars per chore. As we got older theirs turned into a monthly allowance and I got a dollar or two per chore. When she didn’t have money we would put things like can pick family movie, can pick dinner for two nights, free time, or even get out chores for a day card. But my mom strict with it if we missed something or did something half butted we didn’t get squat!

  • Linda
    Oct 19, 2018

    I think it’s good to give money as a reward but they should not expect money every time they do something either

  • Emily
    Oct 19, 2018

    I do it to try to get a concept of work and earn and the value of money.

  • Linda
    Oct 19, 2018

    Sorry good my daughter will have to try that before they were giving a allowance every week but kids would not do chores they just wanted the money they got told no you earn it or nothing

  • Emily
    Oct 19, 2018

    I believe that’s what happened to my mom and why she became so strict on it! She would hold plates up to the light and make sure the were sparkling. I won’t be as hard on my daughter but I do think it taught me about money and how to save and earn it. If I wanted a toy or extra something I bought it myself and I earned it. It definitely felt better when I got it to.