Chores for Kids

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User - posted on 04/06/2009

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Chores + Kids = good habits and work ethic.  Now I won't lie...my 5 yr. old is more attentive to detail when it comes to his little jobs and I think takes more pride in them.  However, my 10 yr. old takes great pride in his work when uninterrupted by siblings.  Divide and conquer, I pair the oldest with the youngest for certain tasks and etc.  Then I will switch it up and ask them what they like to do the most...hand them the cleaning products and away they go happy as a lark!  It doesn't always work, but wow do they get motivated when they know what things they will get to do once they help mom and dad get things done.

Vickie - posted on 04/06/2009

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i have a 10 year old daughter and 8 year old, and they like helping with the dishes and hoovering!!!! (when they are in the mood lol))!!

Tracey - posted on 04/05/2009

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yes yes yes!!! I have two children one 12 and 9 and they having been doing chores since they were 5. start off with cleaning their rooms picking up after themselves and when they get older and can do more add to it. I have a roster and i rotate jobs one empties the toilet roll holder in the toilet and refills it and make sure the towels in the bathroom and hang up and takes the clothes basket to the front door so we can take it downstairs to do the washing and the other empties the bins in the kitchen and sorts out the clothes and puts the clothes on everyone bed so they can put them away. (this is every night after school) Then after tea one washes the dishes and the other drys rotating it each night. They also have to keep their rooms clean. The jobs get marked off and if they don't do it they don't get their pocket money. Now my sons is 12 he has started to mow the lawn on saturday with dad and my daughter help me clean the toilets and bathroom. No jobs done no money and no swimming in the pool. We both work and i believe the kids need to learn that they mess up they clean up and its amazing how they change because its them that is cleaning not mum and dad.



 





Amy - posted on 04/05/2009

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My three year old puts his clothes in the dirty clothes, he likes to help put away his own clothes, he has to pick up his toys, and he put the silverware away when I am unloading the dishwasher. (of course, I make sure there is nothing sharp). My fourteen yr old has more chores and responsibilities but he tries to get out of them.

Sara - posted on 04/04/2009

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I have a three year old who has three chores to do every day on his sticker chart. Potty time, Brush Teeth, and Pick up toys. I found that a chart is great, but dont add too much for them to do cause they loose hope.

Melissa - posted on 04/04/2009

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I just ask my 3 year old to put his clothes in the laundry and and put his plate and cup in the since when he is done.  He does love to help vaccuum sometimes, one day that will be his chore.

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