“To allow or not to allow?” That is the parenting question. No, we’re not talking the “You are NOT allowed to lick the TOILET” type of allowing. We’re talking the “Should I PAY you to CLEAN the toilet” type of allowing. As in, an allowance.
Is giving your kid an allowance a good idea? Do you think paying them to do household chores is a lesson in responsibility or a desperate act of bribery? How much should you pay them and at what age? If it’s their money, can they spend it on anything they want (no matter how it might affect their dental health) or do you set some ground rules?
So many questions, so many kids asking for money. So tell us, Mamas, how do YOU feel about allowance? Below is a quick survey of 10 questions regarding giving kids an allowance. Take the survey and leave us a comment with your thoughts on allowance, and you’ll be entered to win a random drawing for a $100 Visa Gift Card!
If you win, just consider it your allowance from us.