How to develop healthy self respect in children
“I can’t tell you how proud I was when I received my first week’s own earnings – $1.20 made by myself and given to me because I had been of some use in the world – no longer entirely dependent on my parents but at last admitted to the family partnership as a contributing member and able to help them. I think this makes a man out of a boy sooner than almost anything else and a real man too. If there be any germ of true manhood in him it is everything to feel that you are useful.”
– Andrew Carnegie on earning his first wages at 12 years old
Working for money leads to self-respect and industriousness. An allowance can lead to a sense of entitlement and laziness.
EarnSum Money Work Orders
EarnSum Money Work Orders are a well designed and unique tool to connect work and money. Describe the work you are willing to pay for directly on the money.This reinforces the concept that you have to work to earn money.
Organize the chores
Each system comes with (30) one dollar, (4) five dollar, (2) 10 dollar and (2) 20 dollar work orders that are reusable. Keep your chores organized in this sturdy organizer. Easily track the day of the week you want a particular chore performed.