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Gem Jar - positive reinforcement "Daddy and I are excited to tell you about a new way we’re going to reward the great things we see you guys doing every day. These are your new Gem Jars, and these are the gems. Notice there are big gems and little gems? I’ll tell you why in a second."
31 quarters in the jar at the beginning of the month, every day that they do not do their chores, they lose a quarter. Whatever is left at the end of the month they exchange for cash and the quarter jar is refilled. Not to do "allowance" for chores, but rather teach chores/responsibilities as how they contribute to family.
earning a collective reward- kids get marble if good at restaurants, parties, shopping etc; not for everyday at home activities and no removal for bad behavior
Do everything without whining, complaining or arguing. Every one has their own jar. Start off the week with a set amount of quarters in each jar. If they are caught whining or complaining, they lose a quarter. At the end of the week, they get the money that remains. Better than allowance!!!