I feel, and everyone can hate me for this, that too many kids have been GIVEN things for simply just being, instead of earning. That’s how my nephew was accidentally raised by my mother anyway.
It’s refreshing to see an article that says that kids still earn an allowance with the things they do. My mother on the other hand (only to her children) would tell me, you’re getting this because you’ve been good, and it’s once in a blue moon, not weekly. Chores were chores. They were done because they had to be, and we needed to learn responsibility. My allowance was a roof over my head, and my babysitter was my sister who was only 4 years older. Times have changed.
According to study back in 2019, the U.K. found the average kid gets about $10 a week in allowance. That number might be low though. And the average in America is more like $30 a week now. WHAT?! If I had an allowance, if was $5 to go rollerskating on a Friday. OK OK I know… Inflation.
So these are the top things that kids no a days do, to earn an allowance…
1. Cleaning their room. It’s the most common chore we factor into our kids’ allowance.
2. Making their bed.
3. Finishing their homework on time.
4. Washing dishes.
5. Helping with the pets.
6. Setting or clearing the table.
8. Taking out the trash.
9. Emptying and loading the dishwasher.
10. Being ready for school on time.
OK I don’t think I should have kids, because I don’t think half of these things should even be an option for a reward… I’ll blame my mom for that.