Some people say that your philosophy will tend to mirror your political persuasion Conservatives may be more likely to endorse the more capitalist “money for chores” approach. More “liberal” parents tend to believe in the value of learning that certain responsibilities just go along with being part of a family.
It’s a debate with no real answer, and without much option for experimentation -- it’s best to choose one strategy and stick to it. You may however, choose a hybrid, requiring some chores “just because” while allowing for extra spending money for the tasks that go beyond the call of duty.
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