051: Allowances for parents with Scott Hanselman

August 19th, 2020 · 31 mins 56 secs

About this Episode

Parent Driven Development

Episode 051: Allowances for Parents with Scott Hanselman

Welcome, Scott Hanselman

Scott is a programmer, teacher, and speaker. He works out of his home office in Portland, Oregon for the Web Platform Team at Microsoft. Scott has been blogging for 10 years and enjoys blogging about technology, culture, gadgets, diversity, code, and the web. Scott is excited about community, social equity, media, entrepreneurship and above all, the open web.

02:49 Allowances for kids and parents

  • Father of two boys
  • The large “A”, and the little “a”
  • Partner side-eyeing
  • How to make online banking unscrollable
  • Sunday cash withdraw

06:01 The mental shift around money

  • How much money can you spend without consulting your partner?

08:05 Marriage first, kids second

  • Intentionality, goals, visions - what’s the plan?
  • Scott’s marital mission statement* - we’re on the same side

10:43 Cash only for allowance

  • The feeling money brings
  • Teaching our children the value of the dollar
  • Greenlight APP - mock debit card
  • Spend, save, give

16:15 Allowance $$$ amounts

  • Required chores, that you don’t get paid for!
  • Scott’s perspective around allowance vs. chores
  • Teaching the kids how not to be a bad roommate

17:50 Should parents incentivized tasks for the kids

  • Spread the effort - rotate chores
  • Having the kids contribute
  • Perception management - to teach our kids the value of a dollar

23:45 Family commitments as roommates and peers

  • Context switching with parenting

24:16 Genius / fail moments

  • Chris’s son, 3-year-old, tunes into Disney Plus only to watch a movie that is terrifying to him #fail
  • Arit’s daughter as a mishap with potty training #fail
  • Scott tries to show his kids movie classics, but #fails by choosing the wrong ones, on the otherside Scott and his family are doing a deep dive of American History inspired by current events #genius
  • Allison has a #genius when her kids create and play Ice Cube games to keep themselves entertained

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Allison McMillan
Arit Amana
Chris Arcand