Proper Chores For tweens?

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Michelle - posted on 09/06/2014

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Doing their own laundry, washing the dishes, cooking a meal 1 night a week, vacuuming/washing the floors, keeping the bathroom clean.
There are plenty of things they can do.

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Bonnie - posted on 09/11/2014

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My girl's are 11 & 12. We have grounded them,taken all technology away from them it's like after 2 or 3 days they could care less. My 12 year old wants a Jr. High Class Ring & we told her she could have one when she showed us she could be responsible for her stuff that she already has & that still didn't help! At times I feel that we are too hard on them & then at times I feel we aren't hard enough. I'm running outta ideas!

Michelle - posted on 09/10/2014

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My boys are 13 and 10 and they both do their own laundry. They know that if they don't do it they won't have clean clothes to wear.
They also have to keep their rooms tidy, if they don't then there's no technology until the rooms are up to my standard. If they decide to hide things then I take it all away until they have earned them back.
You need to stop doing things for them as all they are learning is that you will eventually do it. There needs to be consequences for them not doing what you expect of them as well. You need to let them know what will happen if they don't do what you ask and then follow through with it.
Time for some tough love or they will just get worse.

Bonnie - posted on 09/10/2014

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Ms. Michelle,
That is some good examples, but I can't even get my 2 girls to keep their rooms clean.
I can clean it once a week or a month myself, but then they still don't keep it clean.
I wash all of their clothes & all I ask them to do is put them up, I can't even get them to do that! I allowed my 12 to wash her own clothes with me assistance, but she would rather do it herself & when she does she uses way to much detergent or bleach!

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