Teens And Allowance – What Are The Rules?
I appreciate the advice you give others and now I come to you with a question of my own. Is it right to have your 15-year-old granddaughter clean your condo for $10 an hour? My granddaughter’s other grandfather, who is a slob, is paying her $10 – or so she says – to organize and clean his place.
When I mention this to some of my friends, they say, “Hey, take me with you” as though they think this is great. One of my closer friends and her husband think it’s demeaning and a terrible idea.
Initially I didn’t see anything wrong here but now my eyes have been opened. I love this granddaughter greatly. They live nearby and often spend time at my home, especially over the summer. I respect her and want her to be respected. So what do you think, Rene? Is it wrong to have your granddaughter clean up your home for $10.00 an hour?
Dear Concerned Grandmother!
After reading your letter, I have a few questions of my own, so let’s run through these one at a time.