Parents who are against the idea usually hold the same reasons – they believe monetary incentives create a system of expectation and entitlement, where children will soon negotiate payment terms of a chore, therefore not a sustainable reward in the long run.
However, there are actually numerous benefits of tying chores to allowance. In fact, such parenting approach is not uncommon. In 2018, AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) survey 📊 found that 52% of parents believe that kids should ‘earn’ their allowance, while 25% believe that it should be partially earned and partially given without strings attached. Tying chores to allowance is not a taboo, the key is to do it the right way! 🗝
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Assigning children age-appropriate tasks around the house helps them learn about shouldering his share of work in the family, while training him to take care of himself. According to a New York Times article, children who helps at home feel a larger sense of obligation and connectedness to their parents 💘, and that connection helps them weather life’s stressful moments — in other words, it helps them be happier 😄! Meanwhile, you save time 🕙 on simple chores, and are able to save money 💵 on hiring a professional cleaner. A win-win situation for both you and your kids!
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