When I was a child, my mother paid me a small amount of money for each chore I did. However, this money was limited, so I had to manage my money and save up for things I wanted to buy. It taught me the importance of saving money and being able to spend money wisely.
It teaches them that they are rewarded for hard work. They wont have to feel that "dads getting money for doing work, so why shouldn't I?" And of course they shouldn't even expect an allowance, they should know that they're doing this just because they are living in the house, they should pull their own weight. But still, its tough knowing that you think that the world doesn't reward you for doing work, when in reality they do. So teach your kids that if they want something they work for it. And that would be an opening to "well the get to live under a roof, have clothing, and food to eat. Isn't that enough?" Not exactly because when they live on their own, they have to provide their own roof, clothing, and food. How? Work for money. Because what you do with the money is also a choice of the person themselves. Whether to spend it wisely or foolishly is up to them but that's pretty much of a different topic so I wont go there.
Children do need to have some access to money and have things to pay for in order to learn good money skills. But children should not be paid for doing household chores. Children need to realize that as soon as they are old enough to contribute they need to be a contributing member of the household. Adults are not paid for housework but it is expected of them, the same should apply to children.
Many children grow up thinking life is a free ride and grow into Kidults who still live off their parents into their 30's and expect free child are for their own children.
Parents are not paid for household chores it is simply a necessity of life. Children need to pull their own weight in a family.
Learning to manage money is also important but it should be given for extra things not the things that are required for living
Children need to learn that not all rewards are financial. While they do need to be taught about earning money and how to save and spend responsibly, cleaning their room and doing the dishes are social responsibilities they owe to themselves and those they live with. By teaching them how to do their own laundry, they will be prepared and thankful when the day comes that their parents aren't home to do the job.
Paying your child for househould work? Seriously, did your mom or grandmother get paid for it? Do you get paid for washing your this?es or cleaning up? No. Than why pay your kids for it? they get pocket money, there is no need to pay them for helping as well. They should actually be raised to help in the household willingly and without complains. Once they're grown up and have their own household they won't get paid for it either. helping in the family household is a social responsibilty. They grow up to be independent and responsible adults by helping in the household. Once they're older they will thank you for not spoiling them.