Great Idea!!! This is a good way to teach a child to take care of what is theirs and be responsible for their messes. I am not sure that I'd give cash for the second item. I'd make them do a second chore or pay for second item with their cash. I did this as a teacher. Every item left in my room cost .25 to get back. All money collected went to a charity we voted on as a class.
Giving kids a schedule for playtime, chores and summer homework. I would really love to be able to make this happen. Kids thrive on schedules and clear expectations. But spontaneity always seems to win out in my house.
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