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It seems to me that the question you linked (I haven't read all the answers) is about things which should be considered normal (sleeping in her own bed). Maybe the main objection ("the child will become reluctant to do things if there are no rewards") can be mitigated by clearly defining what chores the child is expected to do normally (tidying her room, ...


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That sort of thing is mostly useful for people in highly dangerous industries that involve radiation exposure, or other serious injuries that are nonfatal but prevent you from fathering children. So, if you're a tech at a nuclear power plant, I suggest you look into this. Similarly, if you have cancer in an area near your testes, and require radiation ...


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I will start with a question. What do we have money for? What is the purpose of money? As I see it, spending money to feel safer is as good goal as any other. So by saying "I basically feel a little bit safer now" you actually answered your own question: yes, it's worth the money. $40 a month doesn't sound like deal breaker, and unless you are really short ...


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Personally I would cancel it, but I am super cheap :) I agree with @anongoodnurse here, put that money into life insurance instead (or invest it for retirement). The question of sperm "going stale" seems like it is more appropriate to ask the sperm bank, that is sort of their thing. Personally I would not keep my sperm around so my wife could have a child ...


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It depends a lot on your culture, but rather than trying to raise the value of money in his mind and thereby encourage him to deny it to others, giving it special status, I'd suggest helping him understand what one-way monetary transactions mean in your culture. For instance, in one culture, giving money without exchanging it for anything else may make the ...


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I tell my kids that cash is a very special thing that needs very special handling. They are not allowed to engage in cash transactions without prior approval - neither giving no receiving. They are explicitly allowed to buy items in shops and from food vendors, while everything else requires a review. The problem I see is that kids, without realizing it, ...


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Doing a chore and getting an immediate reward like candy is an easy and natural association and can be learned quickly. The further you seperate the reward in time the harder it is to associate. If you give them money and a week later they can buy something with it, it isn't a natural concept, so can take longer to master. They are dependent on you to ...


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The value of money is a pretty abstract concept, and difficult for young children (and many adults!) to grok. When your son gives money to friends and relatives, he's likely learning a different lesson about the value of money: when he gives it to people, they say nice things to him. As was mentioned in a comment above, that's not necessarily a bad ...


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This sounds like it may be an issue of not understanding the value of money. Does he understand that his toys, television, outings, etc. cost money? Maybe go through the steps of going to work to earn money, then paying bills, buying groceries, then the leftovers for savings/fun money. We're working on the same thing with our daughter (5 years old). She ...



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