Kids and Allowance: How Much Should You Give Your Kids?
I haven’t instituted allowance in my house yet. I have been teetering on the whole idea. Don’t get me wrong, I do reward good behavior in my house. If E. has a good week in school and does his chores with out a fight we get froyo or a movie. However as he is getting older he is starting to ask for thing that cost a lot of money. So I am thinking it might be time to start giving him an allowance.
I was reading a Harris Poll this morning on this subject and this poll suggested:
These are averages, this poll was really in depth asking the different generations what they pay their kids.
4-9 year olds: $3.90 per week (OK I don’t deal in change so $4)
10-13 year olds: $8.34 (I would probably just go with $10)
14-17 year olds: $15.60 ($15)
So this is what this poll says, I’m curious, what do you give your child for allowance? What do you do to reward them?