When to Start Giving
At what age should a child start receiving an allowance? There is no hard and fast rule, especially when ADHD is in the picture. In my experience, a child who has reached first grade is probably old enough to understand the numerical concepts that underlie money, and thus to benefit from an allowance.
Some parents give $1 a week for each year of the child's age - for instance, $8 for an eight-year-old. But these days, it may be better to take a realistic look at the kinds of things your child is likely to spend money on during a typical week, and to calculate an allowance based upon the costs of those items.