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Tying Allowance to Chores Could Kill Kids’ Motivation to Help Out - The Atlantic
Interesting background data on how chores and allowances encourage behaviors.

> He advises that allowance be used as a means of showing children how to save, give, and spend on things they care about. Kids should do chores, he writes, “for the same reason we do—because the chores need to be done, and not with the expectation of compensation … Allowance ought to stand on its own, not as a wage but as a teaching tool.”

In our family the kids get an allowance just on schedule, it’s not tied to chores. Chores are things you do because your part of the family and we all chip in.
january 2019 by thingles
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