I have two kids ages 10 and 14. They get an allowance…not much…my son gets $5 a week and my 14 yr old daughter gets $10 a week. They have to do their chores…take out the trash…feed/water pets, clean rooms etc.
I have a chore list in the Kitchen that they check off thier chores as they do it. If they dont do their chores they dont get their allowance. If they want something…game for PS2 or a cd etc they have to save for it.
We have a similar deal that if they want something expensive i will cover half.