Yuma parents weigh in on allowances To give or not to give… Yuma parents weigh in on allowances
To give or not to give, that is the question … at least when it comes to children and allowance! Some parents are pro-allowance, others not so much. But one thing is clear – everyone has an opinion about it.
On the plus side, an allowance can be used to help children learn about money.
Parents can set chores for kids to earn their allowance. Or, parents can set regular chores that are done as part of the family, but kids can do bonus chores to earn an allowance. Or, parents can simply give an allowance, not attached to chores – the choice is really up to the family.
Parents can also set parameters for how allowance can be spent. For example, one-third can be spent on whatever, onethird must go into savings, and one-third has to be donated to a charitable cause.
Whatever you choose to do, it’s interesting to see what families think of the allowance idea.
Raising Yuma Families decided to take a little informal poll on Facebook to see what Yuma families do. We asked, “Hey, parents! We’re doing a little reader research for our magazine, Raising Yuma Families, and we have a question. Do you give your child an allowance, and if so, how much? Let us know! We’d love to hear your feedback, which might be used in the October edition!”
Check out some of the responses to the right!
Readers, to participate in the next Facebook question, watch the Yuma Sun’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/YumaSunNews/