Not sure if this should be here or in Money & Finance.
Anyway: our children are currently 14, 13 & 10 and we've used various methods over the years to reward them for good behaviour and more recently we've used a Chore Chart where different chores have a different monetary value and they receive their pocket money weekly based on the chores they've done (and ticked). However, it's time for bit of a shake-up - there are chores on the chart that I now expect them to just do (given their ages) like unpacking their lunch boxes and drink bottles or putting their dirty laundry into the basket and a few that I'd like to introduce - such as helping to make tea time (or just actually making it), keeping their bathroom wiped over, that kind of thing - to help them be 'adult ready'.
I've been reading a bit about the best way to give teenagers money and there seems to be quite a lot of conflicting views on this (as always); some suggest that earning it is definitely best (usual chores plus larger jobs such as cleaning out the fridge if they want to earn extra) while others say that since children don't have to earn the right to a bedroom or meals they shouldn't have to earn their allowance but they should learn to budget the allowance they receive and be aware that there are no subs if they spend it all at once.
I'm just wondering what other parents of teenagers did/do?
If you come down in favour of the second option how do you decide how much is enough, and would you include club fees in their allowance so that it's up to them to then make sure they can pay for the things they like doing or are clubs still a parent 'thing' and a teenager's allowance is all about the nice extras (cinema, the brand named socks etc).
We have a bit of an old fashioned set-up going on in our house - my husband works and I'm a housewife (I stopped working when our first child was born) so I do take responsibility for the household; it's not like I need the children to do the chores because I'm too busy to do them, it's more a matter of them needing to learn how to do them for themselves.