I’ve been thinking over allowances lately.
The process, the purpose, the details.
There are plenty of opinions out there and so much available to read.
First, I thought over what I had tried in the past with the older children and my own experience as a child with allowances.
Secondly, I read a number of articles and reviewed all the varying opinions out there.
Then, I sat down and wrote out why I wanted to give the kiddos an allowances, what I wanted them to gain from it (aside from bubble gum), and how I thought I might best meet these goals.
Once I had it all outlined, it was much easier to figure out what to do.
Then, today, I stumbled across this website: kidnexions.com
It has some great free resources linked along the right hand side.
And , then, I stumbled across this article titled Motivation Theory Applied to the Allowance/Chore Debate on the kidnexions.com website.
It explains exactly what I was hoping to do and why … but, it is much better written than the notes I scribbled down as I brainstormed … and it is explained with the details of a much more intelligent person than I.
I’m so excited to share this with you!!
(Well, those of you with children. … If it is just you, I’m not sure you’d find it so helpful. You might just want to pass it along to someone who does have children. … Or, maybe if you have a pet you could give it a try. I have my doubts, though I’m not a pet person, so I could be wrong.)
By the way, Kidnexions.com has no idea who I am. I just think this article is fantastic and would love for all parents to know it exists. And I really like the free resources available! And, their products seem to have good some value and concepts (though I haven’t tried them, I just read about it on the site).