Allowance Chore Charts For Kids With Sample
How much should you give a child for an allowance is a question that many parents have. When my children were young I would have them do chores in order to earn a weekly allowance. I felt that this would teach them that the harder they worked, the more money they could earn.
I started a Chore Chart and had it in plain sight on the refrigerator. Each chore was listed with the amount that the chore was worth. At the top of the chart was each Child's name. At the end of the week, I would add up how many chores each child had done and pay them accordingly. This worked very well in my home as they always wanted extra money for something. This gave them a way in which to either save their money or make a purchase for something they wanted.
Some experts say that making a child do chores for an allowance is not the best approach. I disagree with this. Children need to learn that they cannot have everything they want just by saying I want that. Many parents do give into this, but I am a strong believer that you need to work for what you want, earn the money, and not just have everything handed to you. I truly feel that this teaches a child responsibility when it comes to money at a young age.
Here is a sample of the allowance/chore chart that I used. You can always make your own and adjust the amounts to what you feel each chore is worth and change it according to what your child is able to do.
What Do You Think
Should children have to do chores around the home to earn an allowance?
© 2010 Susan Zutautas