I'm getting my 12 year old daughter an iPod Touch for Christmas. I'm trying to figure out the best way to manage purchases, but I'm not quite sure I understand my options. My initial thought was to just use the iTunes account we already have set up and have her go through me or my wife to authorize any purchases (she doesn't know the password.) This is also good because my wife and daughter have a lot of shared tracks they listen to. I'm also considering using the iTunes Allowance option. This could help her to learn how to use judgement in purchasing decisions (rather than just wanting to download everything all month.) But if I understand that correctly, I'd have to set her own Itunes account. I'm not as crazy about that option because (if I understand correctly), I'd end up having to buy duplicate tracks for her and my wife. A perfect combination would be to be able to set up an allowance within our own family account. That would allow her to make purchases within a set amount each month =, but still access my wife's tracks and still give us the option to authorize other purchases. Would this work? Or do you have to set up an allowance from one account to different one?