Family Life Parents Radio Shows — 13 September 2012
Should Kids be Paid to Do Chores?

Should we pay our kids to do chores?

Paying Kids for Chores

Chores. Every family has them, and most us would like our kids to help out around the house. After all, as family members, it’s part of their responsibility to take out the trash, make their beds and tidy up. But should we ever pay for chores? In some instances “yes” says Jolene Godfrey, author of Raising Financially Fit Kids. “I’m a great believer that if you’re a part of this family, then you have to pitch in. I do think though that there are jobs that are professionalized that families go out and pay for, whether it’s the landscaping or laundry and ironing that I think as a family you might want to step back and say “what is it we’re paying for externally that might be a good opportunity for our kids?” I think one of the unfortunate things that has happened over the last couple of decades is the extent to which we have professionalized so much of work that used to be done by children.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Joline Godfrey, CEO of Independent Means and author of Raising Financially Fit Kids.

From the nationally syndicated radio show “The Parent Report”, hosted by Joanne Wilson and heard on more than 100 radio stations. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service

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