Mum’s ‘clever’ pocket money idea is SLAMMED by other parents - but is that fair?
This has been ridiculed online..
By Frances Sheen
May 27 2019
A proud mum shared a clever pocket-money hack she uses with her teenage son to help with chores around the house - but it was BLASTED by other parents.
The Aussie mum posted her tip on Facebook, thinking she was helping others to work out how and when to give their kids pocket money.
Mum Bianca wrote, “This is my son’s chore list for the week plus he can do others for extra money.
“He’s 13 so I give him his age in money. I do fortnight as that’s what I was paid when I set up the system.”
She designed the creative system to meet her sons' need to see things visually, prompting the idea to put the money in a zip-lock bag so he could see it on the wall.
The post went on to receive almost 200 comments from fellow parents - but they weren't all complimentary!
One wrote: “I got $0 from my parents cuz they put a roof over my head and fed me. Still did chores, my own washing ironing etc.”
And another added: “Start your kids early and it's just routine. No one pays me to do this stuff and they live here too. Team effort is how it's supposed to work.”
One irate poster said, 'Kids should NOT be paid for doing nothing.'
One even wrote that they did chores only ‘to not get a hiding'.
Defending herself, Bianca was quick to point out that the scheme was not just about chores, but more so about teaching her 13-year-old son to budget.
She said: “He’s saving $10 dollars a fortnight and spends $16 dollars, so far he’s bought two games from Xbox.
“I want him to learn how to manage money that's why we started this, he helps with other things for free like folding his own washing.”