The Great Debate: Should Parents Pay For Chores?

8:12 PM, Apr 26, 2013   |    comments
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Undated -- Make your bed, there's some money in it for you. Do the dishes, clean your room, take out the trash -- all chores some might say kids would be expected to do.

Shannon Koontz, Associate Editor of Piedmont Parent Magazine, joined Tanya Rivera on WFMY News 2's 2 Wants to Know at 5:30 to talk about the debate in parenting circles on whether or not parents should pay their kids for chores.

In a Piedmont Parent poll, more than 50% of parents said they do not pay their kids an allowance -- for anything. But the majority of those who did, paid between $5 and $9 a week.

She said there seemed to be two schools of thought when it came to the discussion. Some parents say doing chores is part of the child's responsibility -- and is expected of them as members of the family. Others say giving kids an allowance or paying for chores teaches them the values of money.

Koontz added money can also be used to teach kids math, fractions, and saving. Watch the full interview in the video player.

WFMY News 2

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