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Chores and Children: 7 Tips to Put the Two Together

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Consider Allowance

Some experts suggest paying kids for chores. “Chores connected to allowance can be viewed as preparation for the real world in which one works for what one earns,” says Newman. Others disagree. McCready says, “Tying chores to allowance undermines the paradigm, ‘We all help out around here because we’re part of this family.’ Mom and Dad may have paying jobs outside of the home, but they don’t get paid to cook, clean, drive kids to and from their activities.”