When and how to start an allowance. 'By focusing on the payoff for the chore rather than the contribution made to the family, we create – and reinforce – a negative lesson. Rather than encouraging our child doing something for its intrinsic value, we instead teach them to ask, “What’s in it for me?”' Interesting lesson on contributing to the family rather than chores.
This is something that I should read once a week because it is just too easy to put the things that are really meaningful to my little oneS on the back burner. My addition to the list: put a towel in the dryer when your child gets in the shower. Give it to them when they get out! My kids LOVE a warm towel!