Do your children get an allowance? If so, how much? What do they have to do for it? How old are they?
We are giving our kids (7 and 9) $5 a week for the chores that I have them do daily, but we have told them that we will take a quarter each time they do something they shouldn't. So far it seems to be working great!
Answer by Mom2Dano at 7:07 PM on Oct. 13, 2010
Answer by Nanixh at 12:02 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
I don't believe in paying kids to contribute to the upkeep of a home I'm providing for them. We all live here and we all need to pitch in and keep it clean.
Answer by IhartU at 10:22 AM on Oct. 12, 2010
Answer by twinmama2five at 10:45 AM on Oct. 12, 2010
Answer by Anna92464 at 10:48 AM on Oct. 12, 2010
We don't give an allowance. The kids are expected to do their chores and help with taking care of the house because they are part of the household. I don't get paid to clean up and neither do they.
Besides we found allowances don't work for our kids. They actually did less chores when we offered an allowance (or some other reward system) because they wanted to know what each chore was worth and if they didn't like the amount they refused to do the chore.
Answer by justanotherjen at 11:09 AM on Oct. 12, 2010
Answer by catholicmamamia at 9:46 PM on Oct. 12, 2010
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