too young?

United States
November 15, 2006 1:35pm CST
My oldest daughter is 8 and she says she needs an allowance. Is that too young? and how much would I give an 8 yr old?
2 responses
• United States
15 Nov 06
I would give her an allowance for doing chores other than what she normally is expected to do. I wouldn't make her rich off it. Ask her what her expectations are and then go from there.
@pagli84 (1850)
• Netherlands
15 Nov 06
i dont think an 8 year old needs an allowance nor should she think that she needs one. what does she need it for? it's not like she can drive herself anywhere, and i hope that she isn't allowed to go places by herself. anywhere she goes, you will be there with if she really needs something, you can buy it for her.