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    Mary
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    We’re thinking of starting an allowance for our soon to be kindergartner.  What age did you start?  What were the chores?  For what amount of allowance?  I was thinking of doing $3.00 per week with 3 daily chores each day.  $1.00 would be for saving, $1.00 for giving away to someone in need and $1.00 for spending.  My husband thought more like $.75 (a quarter for each bucket).  For chores, I came up with making her bed, setting the table and not sure about another.  Any thoughts on all of this?

    #21720

    Funny.  I asked the same thing when my son was going into Kindergarten and got a bunch of ideas here:

    http://community.brighthorizons.com/t5/Kindergarten-School-Age/Earning-Allowance-for-chores-any-tips-for-parents-of/td-p/286

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    Mary
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    Wow – the responses to this post are so helpful – thank you!!

    #21722
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    Macy
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    It must be the season for questions like this! A few weeks ago I was looking for ideas of chores to have my kids help out with around the house (though I wasn’t really planning to pay them!). I got some great idea suggestions from other members here. Maybe some of these ideas will be a good starting place for you…

    http://community.brighthorizons.com/t5/General-Parenting/Suggested-chores-for-kids/m-p/4290#M136

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