Every single parenting method is different and I think we all just try to do what is best for our children. This is the story of parents who decided to ditch the traditional chore chart and chore money and opt for something unique and different…have the kids pay for snacks!
Kids Paying for Snacks with Chore Money
When these parents posted about their successful idea to charge their children for snacks based on their chore money, many parents have expressed concern and even seem to be upset over it.
Related: Chore list for kids
Parents D.L. Peavy and Erica Peavy posted their non-traditional chore chart on Facebook saying:
“I stoped giving my kids actual money it’s important that they learn the value of currency It works…”
They clean their rooms the they get paid every area of the house is worth money. Erica PeavyD.L. Peavy made everything $500 bucksWe don’t give our kids junk food regularly so they working extra hard-Parents on FB
How the Chore System Works
1. Kids are Paid for Chores in Monopoly Money
So, the idea is that the kids complete the household chores and are paid in Monopoly Money instead of cash.
2. Kids Can Redeem their Chore Money for Snacks
The kids can then use the Monopoly money to pay for snacks that are worth a certain amount.
3. Teaching Kids Real Money Skills
These parents say they are helping teach their kids the value of currency.
Some parents find this idea genius while others are saying it’s wrong or they are just giving their kids junk food.
Variations of Snacks for Kids Money
I’ve seen other parents do this sort of a chore chart/reward system too. This dad even has amounts listed for tv and game time.
Real Money Instead of Monopoly Money?
As a parent, I like this idea but I also like giving my kids actual money.
In our house we teach our kids to save and spend. We also teach them to use their money to give to others. So, Monopoly money alone wouldn’t work for us.
What do you think? Is this a great idea?
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CLEANING SCHEDULE THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONE
OK, I am the first to admit that I didn’t love the idea of having a cleaning schedule where I had to do something specific on a certain day.
It felt restrictive and a little bossy…!
But when I saw how simple these short and efficient lists could be put together and how they build on each other so that one 5 minute task done on one day will save you 30 minutes later in the week, it felt so good.
The schedule is flexible and actually gives you the freedom to have more time and space in your home.
MORE CHORE CHARTS & CHORE FUN FROM KIDS ACTIVITIES BLOG
- Pet chores for kids
- Teen chore ideas
- Allowance chore chart
- Printable zone cleaning lists
- Oh so many fun chore chart ideas
- Chore chart with money
- See this list of age appropriate chores for kids!
- Check out this easy printable chore chart with a reward system!
What do you think of this chore idea for kids?