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...

4 comments:

Bridget said...

Maybe that will work for Savannah. Shes at a new stage of sitting in her room and telling me "No I wont clean and I hate you, mean Mommy!" Maybe bribing is the best way to win with a 4 3/4 year old.

Monique said...

Yippee! Kyra learned something at Achievement Day! :) I hope the banks work well for you guys.

12 cents is perfect...and might get you a little further than a week or two. ;)

Marie said...

Those banks are a great idea, where would one acquire such a delightful teaching tool?

H said...

Marie, you can find them at Deseret Bookstore and/or Seagull bookstore. They are both out by the Mesa Temple. There is also a Deseret store on the 101 and 202 in Chandler. I like it best because they also have a Lion House bakery. Mostly I like their Very Berry pie... look for the ones on the top shelf that are marked down by 30-50%