Michelle - posted on 02/28/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )
Hi everyone! I have a 7 yr old boy and 4 yr old girl. I know that they are both capable of starting chores so my question is what types of chores are moms out there assign and do they get "paid" for their chores. I know my son is already saying "I'll do it mom for $1". That is the next question I have, allowance. With todays economy I know I am having a hard time figuring out what is appropriate for allowance. My mother in law lives with us and she said that a nickel to a quarter should be sufficiant but I'm afraid it will take them a long time to earn enough to buy anything substantial. I also heard paying them half their age. I do understand that allowance is important so that they may start learning the value. My son is bugging me for a Nintendo DS and he insists that it will take him only 2 wks to raise the money. Def need to work on concept of money. LOL Thanks and have a Great day!