Since then, a few really great things have happened:
- He learned about money in school. His homework had him differentiate between the values of different coins, so he has a better grasp on what money is worth.
- I started using cash in front of him more often.
- He got a real dollar. A magician we saw told the children in the audience that if they put his card under their pillows they would get a dollar. (Thanks!) My son was floored by the dollar being a "real one."
I think we are close to having the conversation again, but this time I want to be better prepared. So tell me, what have you learned about giving your children an allowance?