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hey all i was just after some feedback about kids pocket money. I was wondering how much the other parents on here give their children each week. I am currently giving my 15 year old daughter £10 a we… Read More
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5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
hey all i was just after some feedback about kids pocket money. I was wondering how much the other parents on here give their children each week. I am currently giving my 15 year old daughter £10 a week every friday. But kids being kids she keeps saying it isnt enough and i keep saying she shouldnt be so ungrateful. Any feedback would be great thanks. P.s i know this is a shopping site but i thought i would give it a go

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4 Likes #1
£10!! She should be grateful she gets that.
2 Likes #2
This is a weekly debate in our house with our eldest.

I have introduced the notion of performance related pay!

She gets a "basic" £5iver, with "enhancements" for helping her mum around the house and stuff! Seems to work most of the time.

A good lesson for the real world as well!
#3
£10 oO i used to get £2.50 a week which increased to £5 in year 11, considering inflation etc would say £6 tops in a wk, my brother gets a pound a day (school days only)
#4
id go up to £15 a week if you can spare it, on the understanding that chores are done in return. no chores - no money! At 15 she is old enough to get a babysitting job too which could boost her money.
1 Like #5
karaokecolin


I have introduced the notion of performance related pay!



this is a great idea, i have just started giving my 7 year old £2 a week,

but if i did this he would end up owing me money at the end of the week lol :)
#6
Holy hell! I got £100 a month from 10-14 and then £150 a month from 14-18! That was low compared to most of my friends! Clearly all spoilt brats! Haha! :3
suspended#7
My 14yo gets £19 a week but for that he is meant to do chores and buy his bus pass and other small things.

Doesn't quite work as it should though so I'm thinking of just taking money back and getting his stuff for him. It was meant to teach him responsibility but he just spends it on itunes/gadgets/sweets.
#8
synderella
karaokecolin


I have introduced the notion of performance related pay!



this is a great idea, i have just started giving my 7 year old £2 a week,

but if i did this he would end up owing me money at the end of the week lol :)


Yeah this did happen here - she soon got the idea though.

Kids are more savvy about cash these days I reckon.
1 Like #9
was lucky to get a 10p mix.
#10
My son has never asked for any.
1 Like #11
baffledsalmon
Holy hell! I got £100 a month from 10-14 and then £150 a month from 14-18! That was low compared to most of my friends! Clearly all spoilt brats! Haha! :3

*cough* daddy's girl *cough*
#12
I got the same at that age

Edited By: micoo on Jun 12, 2011 16:25
#13
£10 is pretty good at that age. Depends what you expect her to buy with it.

By the age of 16 though they gave me a monthly allowance of £80 where I bought everything - clothes, lunches, etc (except necessities for school).

Finishing my first year at uni now and still getting it (and its increased to £100) :)
1 Like #14
gosh iv never had pocket money, at 13 i was earning my own, i got about £16 a week doing about 7hrs work, and had to use that for buses, clothes etc, and iv either worked or been at uni ever since
maybe a couple of times a week id get 50p to go get some sweets when i was a younger kid
iv always been very responsible with money (dont get me wrong, i love to spend but i know how to get the most out of my money) and i think growing up as i have has really taught me the value of it

Edited By: tatemze on Jun 12, 2011 16:47
#15
When my son was at school he had 20 pounds for school dinner,£5 of boys club on friday "ice creams in the week ££ to go to the shop.Lucky for me he never asked for pocket money, i would say a good 40pounds a week if my son did make any money he would go to asda and buy choclate bars for 20p and seal them for 50p each and the same with cans of pop

Edited By: timtom13 on Jun 12, 2011 16:52
#16
£5.20 is the national avg according to something I saw somewhere the other week. I think £10 a week is fine at that age. I also had mine increased at 16 and was expected to buy small things for myself like lunches, make up, toiletries etc. However much I got I was always expected to help around the house and had set things I had to do.
#17
oldmanhouse
baffledsalmon
Holy hell! I got £100 a month from 10-14 and then £150 a month from 14-18! That was low compared to most of my friends! Clearly all spoilt brats! Haha! :3

*cough* daddy's girl *cough*
*cough* grandmothers girl *cough* X)
#18
I used to earn around £10 pocket money a week performing various tasks such as:
Walk dog (min 30 mins) - £1
Empty dishwasher - 30p

Has inflation affected prices much? These were 10-12 years ago :p
#19
My son has taken to earning himself, he is 12 we take trips to local sweet warehouse and he buys stuff and sells it at school, he has even taken to paying his own dinner money. He seems to have more cash than me lately. I don't give him PM

Edited By: skellysgirl on Jun 12, 2011 16:57
#20
MBeeching
I used to earn around £10 pocket money a week performing various tasks such as:
Walk dog (min 30 mins) - £1
Empty dishwasher - 30p

Has inflation affected prices much? These were 10-12 years ago :p


lol empty the dishwasher ! whatever happened to doing it by hand then drying up after ?

our kids do chores, hoovering, washing up etc, yes I know its against their human rights,lol, but tough really, we had to do it when we were younger !
#21
skellysgirl
My son has taken to earning himself, he is 12 we take trips to local sweet warehouse and he buys stuff and sells it at school, he has even taken to paying his own dinner money. He seems to have more cash than me lately. I don't give him PM

Jamie Oliver will be seeing red
#22
Do kids not work these days? I had a Saturday job in a computer shop by the age of 15.
Used to have a 45 minute commute each way to earn my £15 :D
#23
MBeeching
Do kids not work these days?


Don't appear to I did a paper round from age 11-16 then in tesco until I left school
#24
My 3 dont get anything cos 1 does dancing and the other 2 do ice skating and then there is the club that they do as well, so they did ask once about it but i said give up your activities and you get pocket money, never mentioned it since.
Having said that it would save me a fortune if they took pocket money
#25
My 15 year old doesn't get any, he works (Waiting on) prior to that job he started his paper round at 12, passing off as his older brother, who also had a paper round at a different shop just so he could earn a few quid, got to give it to them, lazy they aren't and proud I am.
#26
I'm 16 and get an allowance of £40 per month, and that is expected to pay for school lunches and clothes etc, which I think it pretty reasonable. I'm looking to get a little summer job though now I've finished my GCSEs :)
#27
Hmm, seems I should start mugging teenagers as they seem to be flush. Thanks for the info parents - appreciated. Just one more thing - on average when is payday? Ta.
1 Like #28
I guess it depends what she uses the 10 quid a week for,does she have to pay for a phone for example or anything else out of it like clothes,or do you buy those?

My niece is 14 and doesn't get any spends.

But she started delivering papers last year and she hasn't spent any of that money her Mum still has it,shes's saving it,no idea what for.

She still has money of her own from Birthdays,Christmas etc that she will buy clothes make up and things out of.

Her Mum pays for her mobile phone.

My niece has never asked for any spends as far as i'm aware.
#29
paper round springs to mind, when i asked for pocket money.
1 Like #30
£10 is gd
i didnt get any had 2 babysitting jobs and a newspaper round
1 Like #31
missismop
£10 is gd
i didnt get any had 2 babysitting jobs and a newspaper round


same here, we didnt get pocket money if we needed something then we asked for it and if i wanted to go out with friends then if my parents had the spare cash then i went

got a paperound when i about 13, and i worked in the local corner shop when i was 14/15 lol, then soon as i was legal got a part time job after school and weekends, used get about £60 a week doing that
#32
I used to get a slap if I ever asked.
#33
wow i'm not paying mine for doing chores, I dont get paid for doing it why should they X) Big one had paper round and I paid for his top up (as a necessity, taking little one to school and needed to be able to contact peeps if any problems) little one gets her Dr Who mags, both get a treat on pay day and thats it.
#34
£1 ...he is 7
#35
when she turns 16, find her a part time job, she'll appreciate having gotten £10 a week without having to do anything

Edited By: thegroutch on Jun 12, 2011 21:03
#36
I give mine £30 per week but fine them for not doing their chores. I make a bloody killing!!!
#37
Blimmin' 'eck!

At 15 I had 2 full time jobs, plus school! It wasn't that long ago either. Plus I had to do household chores and shouldn't be paid for household chores imo, makes the brats think they can ask for more.

I dunno, maybe I'm old in the head, sour and past it.
#38
moose109
Blimmin' 'eck!

At 15 I had 2 full time jobs, plus school! It wasn't that long ago either. Plus I had to do household chores and shouldn't be paid for household chores imo, makes the brats think they can ask for more.

I dunno, maybe I'm old in the head, sour and past it.


So you worked 80 hours per week and went to school.
Oooooooookaaaaayyyyyy.
#39
At that age my father and I used to have a chat just after Christmas, before New Year.
I had come up with a figure I thought was reasonable, justify it, barter and then when we met somewhere in the middle I got a cheque for the whole year.
I had to then budget for the year (but tbh I always got more than I needed, daddys girl and all that :) ).
2 Likes #40
5 year old daughter £5

wife £10

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