I understand your approach although I myself don’t agree with it. My job as a parent was to prepare my children for adulthood. I didn’t pay for my children to do chores unless the chores were big. However, I slowly let them take over the job of paying for necessities with money that I gave them (and that I would have spent on them anyway). It was my job to teach them financial responsibility. Just as I stopped doing their laundry when they became teens, I also stopped making financial decisions for them as they reached an appropriate age. Want to read more about my approach to teaching financial independence? I wrote about it here.

M.S. Psychology| I write about life, relationships, things that make me laugh, cry, or all of the above in one piece. Reach me at annaismithwrites@gmail.com

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