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Do you pay your child an allowance?

And if so, is it tied to chores or given unconditionally?

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Asked by wishbearmom at 5:44 PM on Mar. 30, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Yes, and it's really just to teach them money management and the importance of saving. My 5 year old gets $5 a week and my 8 year old gets $8 a week ($1 per year of age), and 20% goes directly into a separate container for long-term savings. 80% goes into a save-to-spend container. They are supposed to do their homework and keep their stuff picked up. If they have a day when their behavior is bad, they will lose $1, which has only happened one time.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 5:47 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • no not at the moment my kids are 9 ,7 ,2 and 6 months i think there to younge they go to clubs and things and i but them stuff they want i do plan to let them have some pocket money when there older and need it for going out with friends and stuff but yes it will bepend on behvour and doing what i have asked them to do

    Answer by feralkitten at 6:01 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • we do rewards for exceptional work. but chores are just expected. mommy and daddy have chores too.

    Answer by Audrice1985 at 6:06 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • no. he is exected to do certain things. i buy him things he wants when we have extra money. He gets paid for doing little jobs with my dh..helping clean cars. thats not a daily chore though.

    Answer by shay1130 at 6:12 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • nope,we did at one time and the kids decided they didnt want their allowance anymore cause they stopped doing their work. They thought we were gonna pay them anyways,boy were they sorely mistaken!

    Answer by MarGeee at 6:15 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

  • Our son is expected to do his chores. If he volunteers to help us with something else without us asking then we reward him with something he choses. We give him options we can live with and he choses from them. (ex: money, toys, books, movie) We cannot always afford what he may want but we always try to reward excellent behavior and wanting to help us with something.

    Answer by MAMAPANCAMO at 6:15 PM on Mar. 30, 2011

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