I would definitely tie it to the chores. Thats the only way a kid learns that money doesn’t come free. A friend of mine came up w/a wonderful idea…sure she heard it from somebody else but I heard it from her…lol anyway, she would set an amount her child/children would earn say a week and they would have chores that would need to be done in order to earn that money.
stuff like taking their dishes from the dinner table was not a chore, that was part of being a family. anyway, each chore was assigned a monetary value and if that chore was not completed properly that set amount of money would be deducted from their total allowence. she said in the beginning there were a couple weeks where she didn’t have to give out any allowence but they soon learned and now she gives out full allowences on a regular basis….