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.