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27.03.2013: Inside Emma’s Attic
Having three kids, pocket money is something that regularly crosses my mind as I’m a little on the soft side and cave in the minute they want something. However, the older they get the more I realise that they need to take charge of their own money and learn to budget what they get, also so they will appreciate what they are bought that much more than they do already…
From the age of 11 mine have had a bank account opened in their name and then me or hubby will deposit £20 in their account every month for them to spend how they wish. It is surprising how quickly they learn to manage their money after a couple of months of spending it straight away
14.10.12: Boo, Roo and Tigger Too.
Personally I believe that children need to understand how you get money, it’s value and the importance of saving in order to gain something you really want/need……….
11.10.12: Slummy Single Mummy
If parents’ evening this week was anything to go by, Belle’s mental maths is pretty hot. The point was proven nicely recently when Bee sent her to the shop with two pounds to buy her a small bottle of coke……
26.09.12: Home Truths
What do you do about pocket money for your kids? Way back, before my first-born knew or cared about such mundane principles as money, we had a plastic pot and a goodly supply of black and white glass pebbles……
10.09.12: Slummy Single Mummy.
Once the money has officially left my purse and entered Belle sweaty palm, how much control can I maintain over what she does with it? Now obviously I’m not going to condone her saving up and splashing out on ten Benson and Hedges, but exactly how free a rein should she be allowed?
As a parent to five kids who rarely uses ‘real’ cash for financial transactions, pocket money is not something that I’ve ever really bothered with. The children know that if there is anything they want or need, I will buy it……
“Can we do it now?” Belle pleads, her nose about two inches from mine, her legs and arms twitching. I don’t know how she does it, but she has this ability to get right up in your face, like a really over-stimulated squirrel with some sort of attention disorder…….
Kizzy has been using Roosterbank for a couple of weeks now. Not only has she had fun playing the games, she also has had several pocket money payments paid into her account. This means that she has enough saved to buy something from her……..