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How much allowance do you give your tween? 12 DD

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juliemomx2

Asked by juliemomx2 at 7:52 PM on Apr. 17, 2011 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • 10 a week.
    Mrs_Harsh

    Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 7:53 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • I don't have a teen, but when I was a teen I came up with a chart for myself. Instead of having daily duties and a weekly allowance, I had it set up to where I got a certain amount per chore. 50 cents for taking the trash out, 2 dollars for dishes, 1 dollar for vacuuming, that kind of thing. My room however was my responsibility, I didn't get money for cleaning that, it was just done or else, lol.
    I was more motivated to clean with this chart then when I used to get a weekly allowance.
    an-apple-a-day

    Answer by an-apple-a-day at 7:54 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • Anywhere from 5 to 15 dollars a week depending on how many chores they do. 5 is for just for doing the everyday chores, like taking out the trash, clearing the dishes after dinner, and feeding the dogs. When they do extra chores they can earn additional money.
    cege

    Answer by cege at 10:57 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • $4/week, but $2 of that goes into his savings account. I don't want my kids having too much money on them so they get into things I would rather they didn't have. He has chores attached to that - no chores, no money.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 9:45 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • None!
    justme782

    Answer by justme782 at 10:36 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Nothing.
    justanotherjen

    Answer by justanotherjen at 11:08 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • seriously? $4 a week? Whats he gonna buy, a pack of gum? You aren't teaching him money management unless he actually has money to manage...
    an-apple-a-day

    Answer by an-apple-a-day at 11:17 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • I've heard that you should give them $1 per how many years old they are. I give my 9-year-old $9 a week, but as her allowance goes up each year, so do her responsiblities. This many change as she gets older, but for now, it seems to work just fine.
    soccer.mom

    Answer by soccer.mom at 1:20 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • we pay them according to what job they do--folding laundry $2.00; doing dishes $2.00; feeding and watering the cats $1.00; cleaning the bathroom $3.00; cleaning their own rooms $3.00; vacuuming $4.00; emptying and taking out the trash $4.00
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 2:23 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • 10 dollars a week but her chores better be done and done right!!!! its not just a give me
    cmerc19

    Answer by cmerc19 at 11:04 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

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