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Do the youth of today expect to be paid for cleaning regular home chores?

By JellyKat . Created on 08 Feb, 2019
I never gave my child money for regular home chores, but he was given money to buy the odd tuck shop day at school and school holiday money based on behaviour and school results. If he wanted extra money, he asked for extra chores like cleaning the windows or washing the car. His regular chores were, empty the diswasher, unless he cooked, then we cleaned up. Taking the garbage out every day and big bins on collection day. Once a week, cleaning his room and ensuite. I did the floors, because he hated vacuuming and mopping, but he dusted the lounge room to compensate for that. This is what i was taught as a child... would this work for todays children.
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Yes, they should be paid for any chores

Yes, they should be paid for any chores

No, we all share the house, we all make the mess, we all clean it.

No, we all share the house, we all make the mess, we all clean it.

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Leone said 5 minutes ago
Young people of today want to be paid for everything it’s sad ☹️
No, we all share the house, we all make the mess, we all clean it.
Julie said 10 hours ago
My kids don't get pocket money unless they really want something, they'll do extra chores like washing the car inside and out and mowing the lawn. They have to help with cleaning their rooms and help with washing and have other chores because they live here!! They do get everything they need and they don't ask for tuckshop money. When I work in their tuckshop I give them a lunch order and a treat but...
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Yes, they should be paid for any chores
braunhi said 8 hours ago
Julie I do agree with this. It is the way we raised ours and they turned out good citizens. Take care. Lyn
Michelle said a week ago
Yes !! Putting out the bins-they want payment... everything !!! Ridiculous....
No, we all share the house, we all make the mess, we all clean it.
Pamela said a week ago
Charge them rent and board!!!
JellyKat said a week ago
Agree if they are out of school. Thanks
Diane said a week ago
My Daughter cannot get her teenage boys off their devices, let alone do chores!! If they lived in my house they would leave home!!!!
JellyKat said a week ago
This is the problem i am hearing from some parents, we decided as a family to have set time for chores and no one was allowed on devices, not parents or kids, we taught our son that, we as parents did not get paid for chores at home that are essential, but that his job was to attend school and study, which he got paid for.. half of his age. Extra money was earned by doing someone elses job, like car washing, etc.
Yes, they should be paid for any chores
braunhi said a week ago
I agree that this is a problem. JellyKat seems to have the right solution.
Yes, they should be paid for any chores
Struddie said a week ago
We used to get $1 a day to do our chores which only amounted to a maximum amount of $31 a month if we did them daily (which we usually didn’t) so I think something like that is okay; from whatever amount we made we were required to bank/save 50% to help us learn to budget and work for what we wanted.
Yes, they should be paid for any chores
braunhi said a week ago
Yes this is wise. Well said. My kids in my day (it was safer then) used to take bottles back to the store and get the money from that. Times have changed now unfortunately.
JellyKat said a week ago
As kids we used to take bottles back too, but that could be done today now, save the bottles and cans to get cash back.
Yes, they should be paid for any chores
braunhi said a week ago
I feel that they should be paid for chores. This encourages them as far as keeping a bank account. My granddaughter who is 12 does and saves it all. It also gives the person pride in keeping the house clean. When both parents are working I feel that they should be paid but only if they are doing the work. Several of her friends get pocket money for doing nothing and it is not teaching them anything. Money is n...
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JellyKat said a week ago
I get what you are saying, my son did chores too, but we paid him to learn. If he became defiant and did not want to do chores, other things were done, such as, cant go out with friends, turn off air con in his room, (he still had a fan) and asked why. As parents we are not paid to clean the house, therefore money is taken out of the equation for the negotiation of chores. I believe this worked, because we all cle...
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Yes, they should be paid for any chores
braunhi said a week ago
Well said and I agree with you.