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Old 23.12.2011, 09:22
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Re: Amount of pocket money for 15-year old

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what about paying children for their grades? i have a friend who does this but i am not comfortable giving money when he receives a good grade, we've told him as we have jobs to do to pay for everything, his job is to study (actually, we all do studying together with him) and get the best scores he can. so far this works and he knows if there is something special he wants there is always the option to do extra around the house to earn it...
I'm all for random treats and things when it comes to teens but I'm not really a fan of monetary agreements for things that should be a given. I guess many teens won't understand it this way, but it's more a case that they should get good grades for the privilege of having someone (i.e. you) provide them with a roof over their head, clothes, food, guidance and love.

It's us kids who owe our parents. I owe my parents my life, so to speak. My home will always be their home and my house will always have a bedroom that is just for them. I could spend my life doing nice things for my mum and dad and it still wouldn't come close to all they have done for me. /mush

But I do understand how parents want to provide incentives and if it works for your family, then go for it. =)
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Old 23.12.2011, 09:32
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I'm all for random treats and things when it comes to teens but I'm not really a fan of monetary agreements for things that should be a given. I guess many teens won't understand it this way, but it's more a case that they should get good grades for the privilege of having someone (i.e. you) provide them with a roof over their head, clothes, food, guidance and love.

It's us kids who owe our parents. I owe my parents my life, so to speak. My home will always be their home and my house will always have a bedroom that is just for them. I could spend my life doing nice things for my mum and dad and it still wouldn't come close to all they have done for me. /mush

But I do understand how parents want to provide incentives and if it works for your family, then go for it. =)
Some kids would say they didn't ask to be born, it was the selfish desire of their parents...
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Old 23.12.2011, 09:37
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Some kids would say they didn't ask to be born, it was the selfish desire of their parents...
In that case, I think you've got bigger issues than pocket money at hand.
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Re: Amount of pocket money for 15-year old

I guess CHF 50-100 is reasonable. They can earn the rest by buying and selling dope like normal Swiss teenies. It's all about learning the pressures of the marketplace and push/pull economics.

True story. Kid in our town was busted at school (here in CH) aged 11 selling dope. I never followed her career, but I bet she landed on her feet (either in jail or at a bank).
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Some kids would say they didn't ask to be born, it was the selfish desire of their parents...
''Give me my sperm back then you ungrateful little brat''
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Some kids would say they didn't ask to be born, it was the selfish desire of their parents...
Give them Francoise Doldo to read. That should do it.

(Don't ask me why I have faith that people know Doldo's early childhood psychological theories... let's call it optimism)
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Some kids would say they didn't ask to be born, it was the selfish desire of their parents...
just hand them a razor blade and a shot of scotch and they can fix that problem themselves!

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