DS is 11 and has started doing housework without me or dh asking him to. Im pretty surprised because he's always been a little immature and lazy for his age. His stepmom sent me text just today telling me that he was also doing housework and helping with his younger brothers at his dads house. Im very proud of him and my dh and I as well as his father want to start him on an allowance. It will be ethe first time he earns money that no one tells him how or what to spend it on. What do you think would be a good amount for 11 years old? I was thinking 20 dollars a week or 80 at the beginning of the month. I already know what he would buy - video games... thats about 2 games per month. idk.. what do you think? too little? too much? What do your preteens get?
The chores- wash dinner dishes, vaccuum every other day, fold laundry, sweep the patio