How much do you pay your "mother's helper" - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 06-24-2010, 12:55 AM - Thread Starter
lastrid's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Cockeysville, MD
Posts: 1,071
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My niece, who is 12, is going to start coming over a few times a week to help out with babysitting and some light housework. How much is fair to pay her for this? I have no idea. We were thinking minimum wage, but that seems like a lot. Am I just being stingy?

<>< Alison
lastrid is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 3 Old 06-26-2010, 11:56 PM
lisalu100's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 192
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
At 12, I think $5 would be fair, maybe four? What does she think? I don't think minimum wage is stingy, since she is not of age, and plenty of people have to support a family on that, not have some pocket money...
lisalu100 is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 07-08-2010, 01:15 PM
Dov'sMom's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 1,695
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I pay a 12 year old $5/hour in Montgomery County.
Dov'sMom is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 10,561

21 members and 10,540 guests
AllTomorrowsParties , beedub , Deborah , emmy526 , greenemami , Janeen0225 , japonica , katelove , kathymuggle , lauren , Michele123 , MommyJen314 , NaturallyKait , rightkindofme , RollerCoasterMama , Saladd , samaxtics , scaramouche131 , Shmootzi , Springshowers
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.