allowance to chores teaches children that money isn't free.
of parents that give allowance require chores. Usually expecting an average of 6
hours of chores and only paying $17
this can make it harder to instill the importance of just helping around the home.
is the most common reason parents give when we ask them why they don't do
matters most is being clear and consistent.
and chores are one of the first ways in which children are introduced to agreements
and contracts. It's important that we, as parents, set a good example and uphold our
end of the bargain, while also holding our children accountable.
We hear lots of stories from parents about how hard this (life is busy, the kids put
up a fight or play the parent’s off against each other), so we recommend writing down
the rules and setting a day for checking in.