In this extreme social experiment we call parenting, choices abound. From contentious issues like vaccination, to comparatively trivial ones like when to cut your child’s hair for the first time, we are bombarded opinions on what and what not to do, often in no uncertain terms. Ah, the glorious interweb, font of information (but not necessarily wisdom). So, if you’ve been getting lost trying to navigate the debate around the pros and cons of pocket money, let me assure this one’s completely subjective. Without further ado.
In this post, I try spare you the overload of the ‘pocket money should be earned’ debate. I will cover the pros and cons of pocket money, four ways you can go about setting it up, and some simple tools to help you work out which method is right for you and your child.