Asked by Kamie  |  Submitted August 14, 2015

Do you think if you pay your kids for chores that are not theirs that it will benefit them in the long run?

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  Answers  |  14

August 26, 2015

In my opinion, is a Big Yes!! Because they will understand the importance of proactive in trying different chores and skills they don't know. In the long run they will find their love and passion.

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September 01, 2015

I think is good because that will teach them the importance of work and raise them to be better adults

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September 01, 2015

I benefited greatly as a child from learning that it takes work to earn money and that doing that job well is important. These are beneficial thought processes for a child's future.

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September 01, 2015

I think it's a great idea - it allows them to be more creative and willing to work later, I think, when considering how to supplement their income. It instills in them the knowledge that they are able to better their situation themselves, rather than expecting someone else (like mom or dad) to take care of them.

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September 01, 2015

I think it helps kids learn responsibilty and gives you a chance to teach them money management.

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September 01, 2015

I think it will teach them the importance of working for their money. Sadly, I know kids that refuse to work whether they are being paid or not.

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September 01, 2015

I absolutely think it's a great idea. If you push your child to do chores without some form of reward for a job well done, they just end up being angry and less likely to do it. Also, it could teach them to save their money for things they want if you keep it in an account or piggy bank for them. My 4 year old LOVES to do things for change. She likes putting the change in her bank and watching as the pile of coins grows. I also love watching my savings account grow online!

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September 01, 2015

I think that it is a good way to teach a child responsibility. And that if they work hard, they get rewarded. But I feel the chores must reflect the ages of the children. We used to give stars to our son for making his bed every morning. He is now almost 8, so this is no longer considered a chore, but something he is expected to do. As they grow, it is important to teach them that they will be expected to do certain things in life that they will not be rewarded monetarily for doing. Trying to prepare them for the world outside of our house and crossing fingers we are doing it right!!!

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September 01, 2015

Absolutely. It teaches them that hard work is rewarded and helps them strive to reach goals.

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September 01, 2015

They will definitely benefit from earning money for doing jobs other than their regular chores.

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September 01, 2015

Paying children for chores might be a good idea, if you only pay them for doing the task well, if they're required from a young age to set aside some to spend, some to save, and some to give (church, charity, etc.) If you just hand them money for a half-done task, and don't require that they develop responsible financial skills, then it's not a good idea to me.

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September 01, 2015

Definitely. It can be a learning opportunity in so many ways, especially if the child volunteers for the extra chores.

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September 01, 2015

I do this with my cousin. I will pay him to do little chores for me, because it helps him understand the value of money and that he has to earn what he gets.

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September 01, 2015

I learned how to fix and repair small problems around our home growing up with the reward of some pocket change. This taught me not to be afraid to try, to work and to save. I do this with my children, Today they can watch a utube video on how to do most any minor repair and I believe this builds self confidence and work skills. Why be an ATM machine when you can teach them something of value

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