Anonymous asked in Family & RelationshipsFamily · 6 months ago

should i give my daughter the same amount of pocket money she gets at her dads?

my daughter gets $10 pocket money a week at her dads and i give her $5 a week when she is at mine, should i give her the same she gets at her dads to make it fair?

7 Answers

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    thats up to you, when i was growing up i only got $1 a wk

  • 6 months ago

    "Fairness" is not an issue. You do your own parenting style. You do not need to buy her love.

  • 6 months ago

    you shouldn't ask us,you should discuss it with your husband.he is your husband! lady!

  • 6 months ago

    Give them whatever you feel they deserve. If your daughter deserves the $10 then why not? its only $5 more than what you currently give her.

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  • Janet
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Life is not fair, and the sooner your daughter learns that, the happier she will be in life.

    Are you afraid she won't like you as much if you don't give her as big an allowance as her father does?

    When my daughter turned 10, I started giving her an allowance. It was enough to cover her student bus pass, her lunch money, her supplies for her pet hamster, and a bit of pocket money for fun.

    She learned how to handle money and now in her 40's has never had trouble with having too much debt, nor with impulsive spending.

    Allowance is SUPPOSED to be a training program, not a self-indulgent let's-learn-how-to-blow-my-money experience.

    Just what does she have to pay out of this $15 a week she's being given? Anything? if she is being provided for, there is no need for allowance. And if she is old enough, let her babysit, and mow lawns (or shovel sidewalks) for the money she WANTS.

    This is how you raise a child to become a self-sufficient honest person.

  • 6 months ago

    Good grief what does 5 dollars even buy these days, 2 rolls of paper towel at the dollar store? Give her 20 and tell dad to stop being so cheap too.

  • 6 months ago

    how old is your daughter?

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