Tamara - posted on 07/08/2011 ( 28 moms have responded )
I haven't seen this discussed yet I am wondering others take on it. I didn't want to derail the chore thread so I figured start a different one. Sorry if this has been discussed a lot.
Do you give your kids an allowance? Is it based on chores, behavior, grades? How do you determine what you give?
We do give it to our kids. It is not necessarily based on every day chores. We have the chores that help the house run smoothly, which I feel they need to learn and do to help make things run, then the extra stuff like mow, shovel snow, pick up puppy messes, load the truck to go to the dump, babysit, things out of the norm so they can earn money doing that.
There is a set $10 every pay day (every two weeks) however money is removed from their account when they break major rules, (fist fighting, threatening mom, throwing things, stuff like that). So in a way behavior is kinda involved with them getting it.
I was just wondering how it works in other families.