Monday, March 23, 2015

Allowance or No Allowance?

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Last week I got an email from my friends at Let's Talk Live asking me if I would be willing to come on the show and talk about allowance for kids. Is it a good idea? A bad idea? How much and how often?

Of course I have no idea about this stuff. We don't do allowance at my house because of a couple of very good reasons:
  • Mommy forgets to pay kids because she never has the right amount of cash and then she gets all confused about how much she owes people and everyone gets dissapointed/angry.*
  • The kids are SUPER ENTHUSIASTIC about our allowance plan! For maybe two weeks. 
  • The longer my kids associate chores with money, the more they seem unwilling to do anything they're not getting paid for.
*I hear the tooth fairy has the same problem. Get it together, ladies.

So I have some questions for you because as usual, I need help and you guys are a lot smarter than I am:
  • Do you pay your kids an allowance?
  • How much and how often? 
  • How much money do you think kids of different ages should get?
  • What kinds of things do your kids have to do to earn their allowance?
Thank you SOOO much! If you live in the DC metro area, you can tune in on Friday for the live broadcast (of me flailing around): Channel 8 at 11am.

xoxo, Julie

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