Tuesday, March 11, 2014
So far Ryan is pretty enthusiastic about performing these tasks for me. He gets a "good job!" and a high-five and this makes him proud of himself. But after a while I know his enthusiasm will probably wane and it will be time to start teaching him about things like allowances , piggy banks, and consequences for not doing his chores. I think if used correctly, allowance can teach kids valuable lessons about earning, saving, giving, and spending.
At what age did you start assigning chores to your children? Do you use an allowance system to reward them for their work, or are chores just an expectation for being part of the family?