Monday, September 8, 2008
12 Cents per Chore
Kyra recently had an Achievement night lesson on money management. When she came home, she emptied this bank into her new system and gave it to her little sister. Tasha was thrilled (poor second child with nothing but hand-me-downs) and immediately started filling it. I've started paying her to do the things I NEED her to do. Setting the table, picking up her room, making her bed, helping laundry...you get the picture. Since immediate pay is necessary for a 4 year old I pay her as soon as it is done, $.12. Why 12? The dime goes in the fun slot, one penny for tithing, and one penny for her mission. This was the easiest way I could think of teach the 10% tithing thing. It came from a story Bishop Randall told me several years ago: When he would ask his grandfather to borrow a dollar he would alwasy loan him $1.11 so he could immediately pay his tithing.
So, this 12 cent payment for helping out seems to be working to my advantage. I just have to mention money and she's up and working. I guess I'm good for another week or two, then it's on to the next trick...