Do you give your kids an allowence?

United States
April 17, 2008 6:11pm CST
I am thinking of givin my kids an allowence every week to help them learn the "value" of a dollar. Just wondering what is enuff without being too much. Do you give your kids an allowence and if so, how much?
6 responses
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Apr 08
My parents gave us an allowance. My husbands parents didn't. So far we haven't done that with our children but I think we need to have the discussion and see if we should. I think we should...
• United States
17 Apr 08
I got $5.00 a week growing up....I am thinking of maybe giving them 10.00 a week, IF all chores are completed. Thanks for replying,
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Apr 08
I started with a nickel a day and was up to $20 a week when I was in High School. But I had to buy my own lunches.
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
18 Apr 08
My children do not get an allowance but if i ask them to do extra stuff (not family related chores) i do pay them.
• United States
18 Apr 08
Good idea also. Thanks for replying.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
17 Apr 08
We don't give my son an allowance. He gets rewards though for doing what we ask. We prefer to work on the idea that if he makes life easy by listening, we do fun things with him.
• United States
18 Apr 08
Thats a good idea too. They just ask for some much. I want to be able to say, "If you can pay for it, you can have it". lol Thanks for replying.
@ladysakurax (1163)
• Canada
17 Apr 08
i don't have a job yet but at university, everything is expensive. My mom gives me 35$ per month. It's not alot so I try to eat from home when I can or bring a snack to school. Somtimes I have school from 9am to 7pm and it's very tiring. A meal doesn't cost 3-4$ like it used to be..it's not 6-8$ lol. If you want your children to understand the value of a dollar, they should have a part time job. Working hard to earn monney isn't easy and that's how i learned. If i have children, I would tell them to have a summer job and hopefully they will be less spoiled and use monney wisely.
• United States
18 Apr 08
I agree, but only one of them is old enuff to work (we have a 15 yr old, 12 yr old and 10 year old...plus a 3 yr old). You made good points though. Thanks for replying.
@Benwng (9)
30 Mar 11
ITs fine my dad and mum gave me 10 for every chore i did . my me understand and appreciate money. money is hard to earn man.
@nghaipao (89)
18 Apr 08
Oh! yeah Its true... we have to do that... what an Idea... Why don't you say a bit earlier than this huh?... anyway lets do that I really wish to do that... thanks for your very very beautiful words... thanks