Happy Friday Everyone! For those of you who are parents I have several questions to ask you. Do your children receive an allowance? If so, is the allowance giving weekly or biweekly? What is your child's allowance giving for chores, grades or both? I'm curious because I have two sons ages 9 and 11 who started receiving an allowance several months ago on a weekly bases and, at the beginning it was actually nice seeing both boys learning how to do chores. However, now it seems like some of their chores have fallen off.
Now, I suppose the problem lies with me because I picked up the slack and started completing the chores for them. Although, I know they both need to learn to continue to do their chores sometimes it's hard letting go of the reins, like the old saying, "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself," to me especially applies to chores. However, I know the both boys need to learn to do chores and complete them correctly. I will say that it's been difficult especially this week since our house is now on the market. Although keeping it spic and span has become my full time job now that we have potential homeowners coming in to view it. However, I know it shouldn't be an excuse for not completing chores.
As a parent at what point do you withhold your child's allowance? If so, why did you withhold it?
A Concerned Mom...