Monday, August 26, 2013

Mom Challenge: Week 14 and Week 15 Intro

The challenge for this week was teaching your kids the value of a dollar and to do chores.  This one has been up for debate for a while.  I really like the system that Dave Ramsey does/did with his kids.  Matt doesn't think that the kids are ready for that yet, but we also have the issue that we don't always have the money to give them their earnings.

Matt came up with a pretty god idea.  Do like they do in elementary schools with fake money and letting them purchase activities and treats.  I am going to be honest, I don't love the idea but we will try it his way for a while.

We don't pay them for cleaning up their own messes.  But we will pay them for the extra things that they do for us.  Some of their chores will change every week, and others will always stay the same.  We will see how everything goes and tweak it as needed.

The challenge for next week is good dental habits.  I am good at a lot of other things, but remembering to have them brush their teeth.

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