in keeping with the topic of kids
and chores and helpfulness,
here is my question:
Do you pay your kids an allowance?
If so, what is it tied to,
if anything at all?
There are opposing "camps" on this,
if you will,
and I find myself firmly entrenched in BOTH,
which means I do nothing at all
but obsess over which is better.
Camp one believes that children should be paid for doing chores.
They argue that when you go to work, your boss pays you for the work you do.
If you do your work poorly, your pay reflects that.
If you don't do your work, you don't get paid.
I can totally get that and I think those are really valid points.
The other camp,
on the other hand,
argues that kids should help out and do chores
because they are part of a family and that that is what families DO.
They argue (correctly, I might add)
that paying a child to do chores allows the child to just not care enough
to do them if they don't care about getting the money.
Or, they continue, if you ask your child to do something additionally,
you might be met with "What am I going to get paid?"
So what do you do, money wise with your kids?