top of page


Full article:

Published on April 22, 2014 By Lauren

I've been able to teach our children so much because I pay them for some of their chores. Let me tell you a story about my 8 year old son that happened after he saved up his chore money for a month:

On one occasion, my son and I were shopping at one of our favourite bargain stores, TJMaxx.  He found a toy he’d been looking for –A Sonic Hedgehog Race car. The problem was, it was one dollar more than he had from the money he had saved up. He asked if he could borrow the money from me, but I said no. Instead, I offered to take him home and earn that dollar by doing a couple of household chores. I also promised him that we would return that day to the store for the race car. He agreed, and when we got home, he energetically cleaned up his bedroom and the back yard.  I gave him his earned dollar, and saw the sense of accomplishment on his face.  True to my word, we drove right back to the store, where he bought the toy with his own money. Lesson learned.  And then some.

These are the types of opportunities that I feel would have been missed if I didn't pay him for his work.  He worked hard to save his money, he made the decision to go home and work harder to get something that he wanted.  The main theme throughout this story is WORK…He worked and he got paid for it.  

bottom of page