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zylaphone | 17:46 Mon 25th Jan 2021 | Family
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should have to work for their allowance?

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Yes, in that they should realise that it is expected that they help out and that this is rewarded.
is allowance the new word for pocket money?
Mine have never had an allowance... but they live here, so they help with cleaning up etc.
Even young children can do small chores , at first to earn a small treat then to earn pocket money and you extend the scheme as they grow.
I think allowance is what americans call pocket money. If that's the case, it doesn't do the children any harm to do a few chores for their money.
I think it used to be the American term for the same thing, piggy. (It probably means it has to be paid in dollars.)
Nope.
Ours had pocket money, which was theirs to do with as they wanted, never had to earn it. It went up every year.
BUT..if they wanted more because they wanted to buy something then they could do chores and earn extra.
When they all had Saturday and /or holiday jobs, the pocket money stopped but we didn’t take any money off them.
Once they started work properly, we sat them all down individually and according to what they earned, and they contributed to the household.
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Apologies meant pocket money
When i was a kid growing up in the 60s until i left home I was expected to pull my weight around the house, eg washing up, keeping my room clean and tidy, take it turns to clean the oven, ironing, veg prep. Also outside in the garden, mowing the lawn and weeding.
Also mucked in with the decorating.
Mine are the same, piggy. Once they started earning money, they paid a little towards rent.
But also, they were always allowed any books they wanted, clothes needed... and other things they wanted, depended...
Yes!
I have been thinking back.....we were expected to do our share of household work which varied by age. It wasn't linked to pocket money. We all got a little pocket money according to age...enough for sweets and a comic...and when the family had more money...when Dad got a bonus or when the meter man emptied the meter (anybody remember that?) then we got a share. I don't remember minding doing the household jobs, it felt grown up.
I remember getting a tanner(6d) every friday. With this i was able to buy sweets and still have enough to save up for presents.
I vaguely remember buying a comic on Saturdays too.
Ours was called Saturday Sixpence for obvious reasons.
Then my grandad came to live with us and he also gave us a sixpence every week, rich beyond our wildest dreams!

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