Chores? Allowance? What, When, How Much!?
When it comes to allowance and chores, there are 3 ways parents seem to feel. They either love both, hate them, or want to give them a try but are so overwhelmed and unsure of how to go about it that they don’t ever bring it up.
Should my kids have a list of chores or should they just help when asked?
Are they old enough to do each item on their list without being micromanaged?
Will their “chores” create more work for me?
Should I give them a weekly allowance just for things they should be doing on their own?
How much do chores go for these days?
There are so many different ways to handle chores, normal routine, and allowances. It’s hard to sift through all the “suggestions” out there.
I do things a little differently.
Lately, my little beauty of a 6-year-old girl has been getting very upset and going to the brink of break down when we tell her we won’t be buying whatever it is she’s begging for that day.
This bothers me.
Just today she had a melt down at the park. As we walked to the ice cream truck I realized I didn’t have cash so I asked the woman if she was able to take card.
And bring on the wail and forced cry.