Allowance, should kids be awarded

United States
October 20, 2006 6:00pm CST
I find these days my kids don't care to pick up after themeselves unless we rimind them about the allowance chart.
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• United States
20 Oct 06
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Yes, but only if they fulfill their chores.
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@pree123 (1270)
• India
10 Nov 06
means
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
21 Oct 06
I think that kids should have responsibilities and be held accountable for them. I don't necessarily think that an allowance or other reward should be dangled as a carrot to get them to do what they are supposed to do, but I think that an allowance is a good thing for a child to learn about handling and managing money, and to learn about working for pay.
• United States
21 Oct 06
Yes, I think so. The child should do all chores and get good grades (if of school age). This can teach the child responsibility with money. They know there will be a limit so they won't normally blow it on stuff they don't think will be worth it.
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• Luxembourg
20 Oct 06
When I was younger, my mom used to give me some allowance. Not that much, just enough to be able to buy some snack during the morning break at school. If I wanted more, I had to do something "extra" for it, help her on an extra way in the homework, have very good notes at school etc. It's not a bad way neither, one learns that one has to make a personnal effort to get something one would like.
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@missybal (4492)
• United States
20 Oct 06
I wish I was. I did all my chores when I was a kid and got nothing. O'well I guess it built character.
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• United States
20 Oct 06
yes, i think its ok to earn money BUT they should still do theri chores without it.
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@kittu007 (946)
• United States
25 Nov 06
Same with me....
10 Nov 06
I was never just given an allowance. If I wanted money I did things around the house. I'd clean the cars or wash the windows. Even things like cleaning out the cupboards. If I did these things I would get something for it. I think this is a much better way than just handing out money for doing nothing. It makes children think it's ok and it's probably why so many people think it's OK to grow up and live off government handouts.
@pree123 (1270)
• India
10 Nov 06
sry not getting wat u wana discuss
• United States
20 Oct 06
I think allowance should be earned, not rewarded. If children do age appropriate chores consistantly, they should receive an allowance.