What Do You Pay Your Kids To Do Around The House?
Looking at these numbers from science, I'm thinkin' our kids might need an accountant to manage their allowance!
We didn't do allowance very long. We tried it for about a week. Then, we flipped it. Chores, good grades, best behavior, all add up points toward privileges. For teenagers, privileges are like gold - better than currency.
This new survey crunched some figures for what we pay our kids to do around the house.
Allowance starts pretty young. The average 4-year-old piggy-banks $2.60 a week! Just being a "good kid" gets a kid $2.90!
The chore that kids bank most on? Cleaning their own room. Now why would you pay a kid to clean up after him/herself? A kid cleaning his or her own room can sweep up $3.90. Doing dishes, vacuuming, taking out the trash, or helping with laundry don't make nearly as much. There's more green outdoors! Digging in in the garden is worth just a little over $10!
What are kids spending all this hard-earned lettuce on? Apps and phones.
Maybe they're supplementing their income with a lemonade stand?