Should I give allowance for doing chores or just extra ones?

I feel like I should NOT pay my kids (11 and 6) for doing basic chores such as picking up their stuff, and other age appropriate tasks. Is this right? Shouldn't they learn to take pride in a clean house without the bribe of allowance? Should allowance be rewarded for following rules ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    You are totally correct I'm 16 and don't get allowance and never really have. I believe that with all that my parents do for me and my siblings its the least we can do is do chores around the house for them and that's what my parents taught me. Instead of giving allowance my parents will take us out to eat of our choice of restaurant or maybe buy us something $5-15 once in a while if they notice we are doing stuff that's a little extra.

    Source(s): Im a teenager that never really got allowance
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yeah for doing good in school and doing chores. I mean what the hell give them some money. The 6 year old should receive $3 a week and the 11 year old should get $5 a week. Im 15 now and thats how it was when i was 11 and my sister was younger. Now i get $10 allowance and she still gets $5.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    i do not see a difficulty with an allowance. they can't get "actual" jobs yet and they should be allowed to have some pocket funds. My ex became by no skill allowed to handle an allowance or actually have his paycheck till he became 18 so then he went loopy with it. He'd by no skill had his own funds to handle and had no theory how and spent each and every cent interior days of being paid. I see no longer some thing incorrect with a reward, funds or in the different case for a pastime nicely done. at the same time as they're adults they can opt for to have a grimy abode or perhaps with so if i'm asking them to assist with chores they don't have any say over why no longer provide them incentive? It teaches that paintings equals rewards.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    well in my opinion the aim of allowance is to teach children saving discipline.you are very wise to ask this question children really should know the value of helping around the house without ;looking fo a reward. if you give them money now for them doing the basic responsibilities they have in the house what is it gonna teach them.when they grow up and get a job ; the boss tells them to pick up something for him when they have completed the the task they return to the boss with the thought that they wiil get something in return because of what you would instill in them at the young age. that would not be able 2 help them. so give them a little money every week and see if they waste it or save it dont give them any extra

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  • 1 decade ago

    I agree that rewards for special jobs is appropriate, but I would suggest that you give something valuable other than money for jobs well done, such as special priviledges (staying up late) or 'treat trips' (to playland or whatever). This takes the focus off money specifically and provides activities that the whole family can work toward and share.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I never pay my kids for keeping their room clean, brushing their teeth or making their bed, and all kids should follow rules why should you bribe your kids with money to follow rules? My kids also help do dishes and cook on their own, as a household responsibility.

    This is something they are going to have to learn as adults, however I set aside a couple chores a week for my kids to earn up to $2.00 on athough I usually just exchange it for going somewhere instead.

    Saturday is our chore day they clean their rooms take their laundry to the laundry room vacuum their rooms one mops while the other two does mirrors or windows

    Then we head off for an outing to the park, zoo, craft day at michales or home depot for fun quality time.

  • kny390
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    My son had an allowance to learn to handle money. Allowance was given every two weeks so if he ran out, to bad. Money was given for extra chores. Money was not given for following rules. However, for every infraction of the rules he lost part of his allowance. This was much more effective.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think just extra ones.

    And allowance should only be awarded for basic chores or following rules if they have difficulty following them...like me. D:

    But I know plenty of people who don't get allowance, including me, and we all get by, so I'd just stick with money for extra chores.

  • 1 decade ago

    An allowance helps kids learn to budget their money, an important skill for when they get older. The bonus is that you don't have to feel guilty about telling them no when they ask for something if they have already spent it.

  • 1 decade ago

    Extra ones. They should learn that they are not always going to get paid for average day jobs that need to be done.

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