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Chores for Money

Paul Banas
Author Paul Banas
Submitted 28-08-2007

If your child is older than five, you’ve probably already started an allowance. By age six or seven, you also might have started giving weekly chore assignments (free chore charts are available at ActiveAllowance.com). You may have also debated the value of tying the two together and entered into yet another debate on parenting. The two sides:

“the allowance pays for the chores” This side says that we live in a world that rewards people financially for their efforts and kids should understand the way the world works. “You don’t get anything for nothing” goes the argument, which maybe is as much true for the kids as the parents in this case.

“you do chores because it’s part of the responsibility in a family this side says that kids should do chores just because they are in the “collective” known as a “family.” Mommy and daddy don’t look for an allowance for doing things. The allowance is just a way to get spending money. If you tie the allowance to chores, good luck getting kids to do anything without opening your wallet with each request.

Chores for Money Part II