What are your thoughts on distributing an allowance?

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  1. Libman

    Libman Administrator

    Q4. What are your thoughts on distributing an allowance?

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  2. cmlgill

    cmlgill Member

    I prefer to make them earn it but as long as they are doing their part in our family, I'm not against helping them out every now and then.
     
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  3. itsbecslife

    itsbecslife Well-Known Member

    A4: I think allowance is good for the older children. It teaches them responsibility - they can use their money to buy what they want. For the younger children I think a star reward system is better. #CleaningAsAFamily
     
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  4. I grew up with my parents doing that and I do it with my kids. I think it's ok
     
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  5. Angela Hendricks

    Angela Hendricks Well-Known Member

    I give my son a dollar per year of age a week with a cut off max of 10 a week. What in the heck was I thinking when I started that?! LOL #CleaningAsAFamily
     
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  6. AngelaNicole

    AngelaNicole Member

    Q4 i am so for it. my father allowed us to have the same privilege and i would LOVE to share the same memories with my son.
     
  7. rose lew

    rose lew Active Member

    A4- Allowance again is a good motivator, and they do need a bit of spending monies. Not so much that they be asking to clean the windows, but enough to say job well done and keep up the good work.
     
  8. we never had an allowance (and always wanted one!) so I am going to make sure my kids have one! They must earn it tho!
     
  9. Regal Pepper

    Regal Pepper Member

    I don't really like the idea of tying money to chores they should be doing anyway. Chores to me are partly about responsibility and partly about learning household tasks. They should not be focused on money.
     
  10. Ashley

    Ashley Member

    I think it's a great idea - a great way to teach your kids how to earn their money!
     
  11. Tiffany Dover

    Tiffany Dover Member

    Age and maturity level play a huge factor. We to an allowance but they have to earn it. They earn a little each week completing chores and get to spend it on toys, etc!
     
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  12. Libman

    Libman Administrator

    Haha! At least you put a cap on it.
     
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  13. Scrappiedoodle

    Scrappiedoodle Active Member

    A4: We give my son a few dollars a week, he's a really good helper, never complains. Half of that goes into his savings (to teach him the value of a dollar) and the other half he gets to spend #CleaningAsAFamily
     
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  14. Angela Hendricks

    Angela Hendricks Well-Known Member

    YES! That was smart thinking on my hubby's part! The look he gave me when I told him what I started! He made sure to quickly put that cap in place!
     
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  15. Libman

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  16. Scrappiedoodle

    Scrappiedoodle Active Member

    LOL!! #CleaningAsAFamily
     
  17. Amanda

    Amanda Libman Family Blogger

    We tell our kids some jobs are part of being a member of the house, but extra stuff helps them earn a commission. Usually in the form of prizes or treats, but sometimes it is money towards their latest must have. :)
     
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  18. a4 we are not giving allowance for chores. I think it's a part of a responsibility that they need to learn
     
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  19. cmlgill

    cmlgill Member

    Thanks! I look forward to it!
     
  20. Avis Tucker

    Avis Tucker Well-Known Member

    Allowance should be incorporated in cleaning tasks. It gives a GREAT incentive. I know it worked for me!! *wink* #CleaningAsAFamily