It's funny that you point out my lack of a comma there, however in light of the humor my 2y.o. actually does have a credit card. She gets allowance placed onto it for doing her daily/weekly chores, and taking care of her cat, and learning new things. She has a real sense of pride in going to the store, and saying "Daddy, *ITEM* pwease! and I either tell her she does, or doesn't have enough.
Originally Posted by MetroMPG
I discussed with the credit bureau this possibility, and they stated that while they don't check ages on cards it would be a frowned upon thing, and could potentially look bad should a court case ever come up, so I started an interest accruing checking account for her, and she makes on average $50 a week. Which isn't bad for a 2 y.o.
I see it as a positive way to promote learning skills. I teach her real world solutions. The more you know, the more you get paid. At two years old she can count to twenty, has a pretty decent cognitive skill when it comes to musical note registration, knows basic addition (working on multiplication now) in single multipliers, and knows English pretty well, and speaks it while comprehending certain commands such as stop, sit, no, not yours, etc. in Czech, and Spanish as well.
Last month I bought her her first tablet (LeapPad Innotab3s) and she's already conquering most of the games on it with ease. If she continues to do well then I will relinquish my Atari 2600 to her when she turns five just as it was for me, and then in sequence the NES, etc. so that she has less to purchase.
While some kids she'll grow up with won't know what the hell she's playing, her coordination, and developmental skills will be far beyond theirs (See Nintendo Corporation Study performed on NES and WII Systems) so I couldn't be happier utilizing that method.
As for phones, well...daddy programs ROMs, and knows cellular infrastructure, so she won't be hiding ANYTHING as a teenager xD
With a wife that works on people, and a father that works on systems she's pretty much scored her way through life, but if she's smart about it she'll continue the road that I stuck her on, and realize that the more she does, and the smarter she gets the more she'll receive.
*BTW* Sorry for bringing this sorta off topic.
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