We decided, now that Boo is 4 years old, she's old enough to have some "official" chores around the house. So I made her a list of daily chores. It's very basic... feeding the pets 2x a day, brushing her teeth 2x a day, and picking up her toys before bed. She has been amazingly responsible about it so far, and finds great joy in remembering, even when it slips our minds. She's awefully cute, too, when feeding the pets and talking to them ("Wait, Chucky...wait, here you go... good boy!")
My question to you is on the allowance issue. Part of me believes that you do chores in a family BECAUSE it's your responsibility to help out the family... money shouldn't be the incentive. But I also want her to learn the value of money and how hard work helps her "earn" rewards. Thoughts? What do you / will you do with yours? Is she too young to worry about it yet? Thanks for weighing in, and I'll let you know what we decide.