I started having discussions with my six-year-old about giving her an allowance. Let me first mention that I did NOT bring this up. She did. Apparently, some of her friends in her Kindergarten class get an allowance and now she wants
So I asked, "Do you know what an 'allowance' is?"
Reply: "It's when you get money when you do a chore."
Okay...she's onto something.
Well, before jumping into this blind, I thought I'd do my homework. Were there recommendations out there about how to tackle this topic with your child? Is giving cold hard cash in return for small chores the answer? Is saying "no" the answer?
Well - I found a resource on this EXACT topic.
It's a book called "The No-Cash Allowance" from WalnutRow.com
. I highly recommend it. So much so that as the CEO for StageofLife.com, I contacted this company and told them we were making them a Must Visit Website in our Raising a Family
and Grandparenting stages.
Everyone has their own tips and experiences on the topic of how and when to give an allowance. Please share your thoughts by commenting on this thread.
For those, like me, just entering this discussion, I hope the recommendation helps.