Re: If I can ask..How much do/will you give your child for allowance?
I think you just have to do what feels right for you and your children. My kids are 4 and 6. We buy all their clothes, but they earn "allowance" if they do something above and beyond (i.e., DS found that our dog had pooped behind the TV armoire--gross--I can't get back there b/c I'm pregnant; he offered to clean it up without even being asked, and he earned $1). Sometimes we even forget to give a regular allowance, but if they find a toy they're "working towards," we tend to help them out by finding "extra" chores for them to help with. It's working well so far. I'm sure the teenage years will be a whole different story!
Creatively working wife (5/28/00) and mom
to Ava 1/22/02, Zach 11/12/03, and a girl sprout due 9/08