Allowance or monetary award for 6 year old
I have a 6 year old whose friends have their own money, so he is asking for allowance or how he can earn money. I don't feel right giving him an allowance as I don't want him to get used to getting money for nothing and I want him to get into the habit of working for money so that he values it more. He gets cash from grandparents and us sometimes for holidays or as gifts (for finishing K, getting a new belt in taekwondo, etc.) and gets to spend a certain portion of it as he wishes (candies, little toys, etc.) and has to save the rest for larger purchases that are approved by us (lately most are video games). But his friends are getting allowances so he wants to increase the frequency of when he gets money so he does not want to wait for holidays and special events. We have agreed to give him 25 cents for every small book he reads by himself after the first book per day that he has to do as part of homework, which he is pretty happy about though it is a small amount. He is great helper around the house (for his age) and I don't want to pay him for regular chores since he has to do it to contribute to the household he lives in, but I was wondering what others let their kids do at home to earn money that is not a regular chore around the house. He is too young to work outside the home, so if he wants to make money we have to come up with ideas of things for him to do. If you chose not to do a no-strings attached allowance, what opportunities do you provide your young kids to earn money?