There is a battle of opinion out there as to whether children should get paid for doing chores. One side of the argument is that children are members of the house and with that comes certain expectations where they should help without getting paid. I agree. The other side of the argument is that children should learn the value of earning money and they should get paid for the work they do as a teaching opportunity as well as motivation. I agree. I believe there should be a balance of the two. I believe some things should be expected because they are contributing members of the family, and I think they should also have extras they can do to help earn money. I don’t think money should be a given if expectations aren’t met. I really believe there is value in teaching both. You may have seen my chore ring and help wanted sign. Those crafts might be a great idea for your family too. You can also have a set of expected chores that are simply a responsibility as a family member. You may also like to see how we divide up money that is earned.