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What's a good age to start giving kids an allowence?


Asked by myree85 at 8:28 PM on Feb. 11, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I think when they start school, and really start learning about helping around the house. my kids are really good at cleaning and putting their toys away...

    Answer by Sarah26 at 8:51 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • I hin age 5 when they start kindergarden and really start learning how numbers work.

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 8:30 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • I agree 5 seems to be a good age to start introducing the concept. They typically have a genuine interest in money at this age, and start to understand a basic concept of how to save, and the value of a dollar. Being in school helps the comprehension of how an allowance works as well. Before they know a penny is significantly less then a dollar an allowance really isn't important to them.

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 1:24 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • My now 8 year old stepdaughters loves doing chores around the house for money. Vacumm a room, she gets a quater.. vacumm all the rooms she gets two dollars... cleaning windows a dollar... she just comes to me to see what she can do.

    Answer by MKSers at 2:05 AM on Feb. 12, 2011