My oldest started earning at 5 years old I paid to her age.
My daughter's is 10 now and does multiple chores to earn money. She's gets $20 now. But when she does more then expected she gets extra treats or money
My kid isn’t at allowance age yet but I started getting an allowance when I was 3 probably and my mom who was a banker taught me how to count my money and it was used for anything I wanted (not needed). It wasn’t associated with chores and I’m sure she also bought me stuff I wanted here and there but mostly I just learned to manage my own money. I got extra when we went on trips and when it was spent that was it. I still had to help around the house because it was the right thing to do for our family but the two were unrelated. I still got an allowance when I was old enough to work but it was for my needs like clothes, etc. And again was more about me learning to manage money than earning my keep. To this day I’m a saver and it hurts me to waste money!
When I was a small child I probably got like $5-10/week and as a teenager probably $100/month but then I was buying my own clothes and paying for my own outings, putting gas in the family car when I borrowed it, etc.
We have a chore board
He is 5
We have not started yet but I plan to soon
My oldest daughter often gets money on her birthday and holiday so instead of doing an allowance we tell her shes working towards get special classes or outings ( dance class or going to the zoo)
When we offered her money it didnt get her as motivated.
This is so hard!
I have a 17 year old son with Asperger’s and dyspraxia. He’s trying to find a p/t job alongside college but gets discouraged when he doesn’t get it.
His friends at college have been telling him they get their child benefit each month from their parents/ carers, which is around £80 each month.
We’ve told him he can have this after lots of thought but... he has to pay for his own drinks at college and any clothes he needs?
What do people think of that??
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