What chores do you have your children do, and at what age?
At what age (if any) did you start giving them an allowance and what is fair?
Our kids don't get an allowance...they get a commission. We wanted to teach them to work hard, and that you don't get handouts in life - you have to earn what you get. They get paid $5 a week, usually, if they've helped out that week. They don't get paid every week, though - it's usually more like every other week.
My oldest (who is almost 8) takes out the trash and helps with yard work. Both he and our youngest (who is almost 5) clean their rooms, put their dirty clothes in the hamper, etc. While I'm out of school this summer, I'm going to teach them to clear the table and get their dishes ready for the dishwasher after every meal.
As they get older, I'll teach them more. When I got married almost 10 years ago, I was clueless about to manage a house. (In many ways, I still am! lol) I had lived at home and was a full-time student until I married my husband. I couldn't cook, clean or do laundry. I've always said that my kids will never leave home as unprepared as I was. My oldest is already helping me in the kitchen - I call him my little sous chef - and wants to learn to cook meals totally on his own. Mom's just not ready for that yet! I also want them to learn to do their own laundry and clean. My husband will have them doing more yardwork too as they get older.