The other day my friend Natali shared this amazing idea for dealing with kids and money that she had saved to her phone. I immediately asked her to text it to me so I could share it with YOU!
It’s a super clever and easy way to deal with that issue that every parent eventually has to face….kids asking for money! I’m the first to admit that I am a total pushover when it comes to this, but now I have an ally in my effort to make my kids more accountable for the money they want.
I present to you my “Mom, I Need Money” Job Chart! This particular job chart could be EXECUTED in an endless number of ways.
The one my friend Natali showed me used a white board with magnetic clips.
Then all I needed was some colorful envelopes, small binder clips, and a felt tip pen. Oh…and some cash. :-) How easy is that?
And it turned out cute enough I’m happy to have it hanging in my home.
The jobs and amounts *I* have listed are going to be different from yours (especially if your kids are still little) but that’s the great thing about this idea…it is totally customizable! You can even easily change the jobs and the amounts by grabbing a new envelope.
Since my two boys that are still at home are older, I had my doubts whether they would get on board with this idea, but as soon as my son Kell saw it he said, “I’ll do all the jobs!” lol. Proof positive Cash Is King and a great motivator for kids of all ages. :-)
How do you handle jobs/chores and money at your house?