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Pocket Money for 14 yr old daughter

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13laura Sat 06-Aug-16 20:29:28

My 14 yr old daughter gets £5 a week. I pay for her mobile, most school clothes and 4 school lunches. So the £5 has to covers her everyday clothes and shoes, toiletries, transport, sweets and entertainment.But im starting to think that's not enough, so I was wondering what others gave there kids.

BertrandRussell Sat 06-Aug-16 20:33:05

My 15 year old gets 40 a month. I pay for his phone, school clothes and lunches, and activities. Also very basic clothes and toiletries. He has to pay for everything else. Except when he sweet talks me into buying him vinyl..............

Balletgirlmum Sat 06-Aug-16 20:34:51

£28 a month she has to pay for her phone out of that which is £10 a month.

Zhabr Sat 06-Aug-16 20:37:06

No pocket money for my just 15 yo DD. I pay for everything except entertainment. She earns about £70.00 a month through tutoring/babysitting.

drinkyourmilk Sat 06-Aug-16 20:37:56

I think that's quite low. I don't think you should take school uniform or lunches into account, nor basic clothing. As a parent I think you should be paying for these automatically. I'd suggest £40-£50 per month. Obviously I'd expect her to help with household chores for this.

lovelyupnorth Sat 06-Aug-16 20:38:17

15&14 year old both get £10 a month and £8 for phone contract, we pay for school dinners and uniform they buy everything else pretty much. Both have Saturday jobs earning around £50 a week.

Wellywife Sat 06-Aug-16 20:41:44

DD gets double her age so £26 a month as she's 13. I get all her clothes and we're on a shared phone plan. Her money is for buying crap if she goes shopping - stuff I think as tat!

insan1tyscartching Sat 06-Aug-16 20:42:28

£20 per week, I pay for all clothes, school lunches, transport, her phone contract. Dd buys whatever she wants extra to what I pay for usually art stuff, cinema, make up, books, fan merchandise, birthday presents for friends and she saves a fair bit too.

LippyLiz Sat 06-Aug-16 20:46:31

£90 per month but she's to pay for EVERYTHING with this, except school uniform and lunches. She's 13. She's learning to manage her money and is now not so demanding with the expensive clothing.

gamerchick Sat 06-Aug-16 20:47:31

5 quid a week and you expect all that from it? confused I want to know where you shop.

Mine get their child benefit and it covers transport and whatever else they do outside the house with an option to earn more via extra chores. On top of that they get 20 a month pocket money from their stepdad.

Oly5 Sat 06-Aug-16 20:52:31

£5? A week???? To entertain herself and buy clothes?
No, it's not enough

ShockedWithKnobsOn Sat 06-Aug-16 21:00:48

Mine gets €10 a week, I pay for all school stuff, phone, toiletries and treat her occasionally to clothes. I might as well just pay Primark (Penney's) the €10 directly!

Katedotness1963 Sun 07-Aug-16 19:50:48

My youngest son just turned 15. He gets about £100 per month. We pay for his clothes, phone, toiletries and school lunches. I was thinking of giving him extra each month and letting him start buying his own clothes and shoes...

Balletgirlmum Sun 07-Aug-16 21:31:12

Wow! I don't get £100 per month to spend on myself never mind giving it to the kids & I'd say we were fairly well off!

Whenwillthisphaseend Mon 08-Aug-16 13:50:25

That's a lot to do with 5 pounds. I give 20 a week for entertainment really waggamanas etc she usually gets clothes/shoes for Christmas /birthdays and I pay for rest, toiletries and phone contract. Not sure how people manage over summer but I seem to be stumping up more have had to say no more than the average amount this week. She can earn more doing housework , ironing etc but never seems to keen , lazy!

sjr76 Mon 08-Aug-16 14:27:55

Hi, do any of your younger teens have jobs, if so what sort of things do they do? My daughter has expressed an interest in getting a little job for extra pocket money, but I'm not sure where to start, thanks :-)

sjr76 Mon 08-Aug-16 14:30:07

Please ignore last post, posted in wrong place, sorry.

19lottie82 Mon 08-Aug-16 15:20:41

£5 doesn't get you a lot these days!
It isn't even enough for a cinema ticket, and you would only get 50p change from a McDonalds.

I got £5 a week when I was 12 back in 1994, and I didn't have to buy my own clothes!

panegyricS1 Mon 08-Aug-16 19:05:14

£50 per month from grandparents in return for gardening (they've a complex garden that they can't manage alone now). Phone, school meals, toiletries (supermarket own brand) and clothes paid for by us. Golf and tennis club membership, and football season ticket also paid for by us. That £50 goes on cinema, entry to skate park, sweets, drinks, games of pool etc. Nothing is saved. Occasionally I'll have to hand over a fiver but I'm keen to encourage budgeting as a pp said.

littledrummergirl Mon 08-Aug-16 22:20:22

Mine (16, 14 &11) get £10 a month to spend how they choose. I pay for clubs, sports training costs, basic clothes (If they want brands they save & pay the difference but all think that's a con and are happy with cheap), phone credit etc.
Ds1 is seriously considering a job when he starts sixth form in September as we have bigged up the freedom his own money will give him.
This is plenty for them to spend on junk.

CremeEggThief Mon 08-Aug-16 22:26:20

My DS will be 14 in September and he currently gets £5 a week. I pay for his clothes, shoes, travel, phone, hair cuts, packed lunch stuff, when he doesn't fancy the free school meal he's entitled to, archery and Scouts (which he recently stopped attending). I would like to give him more, but I only have £854 a month to live on to cover everything, so it's tricky.

NeonPinkNails Mon 08-Aug-16 22:31:45

My DD14 also gets £5 a week but then I give her more if she's going somewhere eg cinema, swimming. In addition I pay for her phone, basic toiletries, birthday presents etc and all school stuff. I sometimes wonder if I should just give her more and get her to budget but it seems to work like this for now. She also gets £10-20 now and then from GPs of which she usually saves some.

She'd really like a part time job but they seem to be few and far between round here - even babysitting is hard unless you know people. We're thinking of dropping off CVs at some local shops but I don't have very high hopes of that leading to anything.

Piemernator Mon 08-Aug-16 22:46:00

My DS is 15 he earns £10 a week delivering papers once a week. I pay for everything and he saves all his wages.

noeuf Mon 08-Aug-16 22:53:22

balletgirlmum this is totally off topic but your post has just been a massive light bulb for me. Thank you.

Op, 10 PCM for the 8 and 11 yr old plus phone contract for 11 yr old. £20 for 13 yr old plus phone contract and random top ups - will move this to £30 from September. Older one gets £50 plus phone

Balletgirlmum Mon 08-Aug-16 23:09:34

Which post - the one about my spending? Glad to oblige anyway.

Dd probsbly doesn't get as much as others but her dancing costs a lot & if I gave her & Ds more money they would just buy sweets (Ds) & coffee (dd)

I do give her extra if I need her to get the train back from school at all though if she wants to go out with her friends she lays her own bus/train fayre then.

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