Kids Allowance?

Do you give your kids and allowance? What do they do to earn it?

How much is appropriate?

My friend gives her daughter a dollar per year of her age (9)... a week.. That's a lot right? If I did that for my little girl too (6).. that's a significant amount of $...

Anyone? And I DO think kids should have an allowance.. it's fun for them and gives them money control and value... But not $9 a week... Shees...​

    8Theresa Gould
    No, we don't. Whatever they get they have to earn or it's birthday/Christmas money. I don't want to feed entitlement any more than it's already present.
      I think some form of money, even if it's helping grocery budget it important for money management. I know for allowances, I was drawing up chore-based business contracts with my parents- requiring signatures and all. And let me say it has followed me through life and I am very grateful for it.
        Amanda Hurley
        Right now, we reward positive behavior with a gift from the dollar store. She gets two gifts a week, one for behavior at school and one for at home. If my husband made more money, she would be able to earn 5 dollars a week for household chores. It was something my parents did when I was growing up, and it helped teach me the value of a dollar.
        About Jessica
        Born: Novato, California
        Current: Sherman Oaks, California
        Birth: May 28
        On since: Aug 5, 2013
        We live in Los Angeles, CA. I'm a writer, comedian, actor and single mom of two. Parenting is hard. I try to keep a sense of humor about it all and find the find the funny... in what is most likely NOT funny (i.e. boogers, meltdowns, homework, etc.).