Becky - posted on 10/13/2012 ( 15 moms have responded )
I recently got chewed out at work by another mother who thinks that I expect too much from my 11 year old. She was angry because she feels that the chores I assign to my 11 yr old boarder on child abuse and thinks I'm a bad mother when I get upset that my child does not follow though.
The things I expect from her are usually a couple loads of laundry a week, cleaning the bath room and her bedroom. When she's off school, I'll ask her to also pick up in the living room & dinning room (typically over 1/2 the stuff laying around in those rooms is hers that she hasn't put away). I also expect that she finishes her chores before going off to play with her friends.
Do you think I'm really asking too much?