I wanted to see what everybody else does for allowances for their children - how much you give them, at what ages do you start, when you increase the amount, and what do you consider "extra jobs for extra pay"?
My husband and I want to teach our children to manage money Biblically - we've given them 3 jars - one for church, savings and spending. For their allowance (ages 7, 6, 4) they get 15 cents a week - one nickel goes in each jar. We want to teach our children that they need to do chores around the house because they are members of our household - we want them to learn obedience, diligence, productivity, and how to be servants with a happy and willing heart whether they get paid or not. We do want to give them opportunities though to earn extra money above their allowances - especially the boys so that they hopefully will be able to be debt free - even with buying a house one day.
So given all of that - what do you all consider jobs that are opportunities to earn extra money, yet still keep the right attitude that they do their regular chores with happy hearts that don't necessarily earn them the extras? Do you all see what I mean? Thanks!!