Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Keep Sexism Out of Your Chore Payment System

His and Hers Piggy Banks

Wage discrimination based on gender starts very, very early according to Sheryl Sandberg. She informed the 2016 World Economic Forum audience: “we have a toddler wage gap” in allowance payments that sets the stage for the adult wage gap in the workplace.

Are you paying your son more than your daughter for doing the same household chores? If so, you might be planting some unfortunate seeds.

Or, perhaps not...

Carrie Lukas thinks Sheryl Sandberg has it wrong. “Parents may be responding to natural differences in what motivates girls and boys.“

Gender aside, certainly any parent of multiple kids quickly realizes that what motivates one child doesn’t necessarily motivate the other.

If you are compensating your kids with different amounts for the same tasks, just make sure you’re doing it for the right reason. And take the time to explain it to your kids.

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