No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.I certainly do not intend to develop a love of money in my boys [the ramifications scare me] and, for now, allowance does not seem to be helping me avoid it.
On to a new experiment! This time my idea comes from the September 2009 Family Fun magazine.
DADDY DOLLARS. [Cory looks good on currency, don't you think? Perhaps we should all write him in for the 2012 Presidential election.]
They could earn Daddy Dollars for doing little designated chores/duties around the house and then be able to buy things from the "store" such as: making a special treat, playing 20 minutes of video games, a movie rental, choosing the dinner menu, a bike ride, playing a game with mom or dad, a trip to the park, ice cream, one dollar, etc.
Here's hoping that our new experiment is successful!