My children are 31 and 28 years old.
We raised them to be self-reliant, self-supporting and to take pride in that fact.
Both of them learned to wash their own clothes as soon as they could understand the washing machine and dryer instructions.
Let me tell you, after each one of them had left a crayon or pen in their pocket, botched a load of their clothes, both learned by having to wear those clothes that you need to do things right or suffer the consequences.
Rules were set for a number of reasons. They knew the reasons and since they made sense to them for the most part kept to those rules.
When some rule or curfew needed to be changed, it was discussed at the dinner table. Talk was civil and usually quite short. A case was made, a special circumstance made known to us, the parents, and we either agreed or disagreed.
Most of the time this worked quite well.
Money? Teach by example; teach about delayed gratification, saving for a rainy day.
Teaching our children to navigate through life, to be self reliant, self-supporting, and caring, respectful people makes us proud.
Big Guy and I did that together; we turned out a couple of really cool people.
Am I bragging? Yes I am.
Why? Because I can.