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just wondering at what age ur kids starting doing chores as it seems alot of my childrens mates dont have any or do u agree with kids having household chores? Read More
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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
just wondering at what age ur kids starting doing chores as it seems alot of my childrens mates dont have any
or do u agree with kids having household chores?
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#1
My boys have been doing chores around the house since they were about 7 years old. We have a rota on the fridge, colour co-ordinated so they know whose turn it is to do a certain job. They do more now they are older, keep rooms tidy, strip and make their beds etc.
They then get their pocket money on a Saturday.

here is a pic of their rota :)

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd316/bitseylango/news019-1.jpg

and They now take it in turns to cook a meal for the family once a week
#2
I agree children should do chores.

Mine have to
(a) Keep their rooms tidy from soon as they can pick up a toy.
(b) Help Momma tidying up.
(c) Help dust and clean
(d) Vaccuum
(e) Empty laundry and refuse bins in their room and bring them downstairs.

I think by about 14 they were responsible for ironing their own clothes too.

Sometimes they cook dinner and they make tea ( to drink ) and all their own drinks snacks etc xxx
#3
I started very early and gave my son a duster when he was a toddler, didn't last though once he started school, so now he earns his £2 a week pocket money by emptying the dishwashers (yes 2) and he brings down the dirty laundry on Saturday. He's 9 now and complains he doesn't get paid enough !!!
#4
i have been making our son who is 4 help out around the house for at least the last 2 yrs just by tidying up his toys and so forth, now he hoovers his bedroom when i ask him to and helps out with little cleaning jobs, i feel if you start them young then they will be better behaved in later life, after reading the other posts i forgot to mention he gets the pots out for the dinner for me and empties the dishwasher and washing machine also, he doesn't get extra tv time if his room isnt cleaned first.
#5
my 2 eldest 14 and 12 have had jobs for a while but thier dad (we are seperated) doesnt agree with them doing them,they make their own school sandwich,make beds,wash pots,mop floor etc but when they stay the weekend at his house he still gets up to make them a drink of juice
#6
My nephew and niece are 6 and nearly 13 and they don't lift a finger,drives me nuts,the older one doesn't even tidy her room!!
#7
edjaned
my 2 eldest 14 and 12 have had jobs for a while but thier dad (we are seperated) doesnt agree with them doing them,they make their own school sandwich,make beds,wash pots,mop floor etc but when they stay the weekend at his house he still gets up to make them a drink of juice


My sis does that for her 12 nearly 13 yr old,i think it's ridiculous pampering them like that.
#8
edjaned
my 2 eldest 14 and 12 have had jobs for a while but thier dad (we are seperated) doesnt agree with them doing them,they make their own school sandwich,make beds,wash pots,mop floor etc but when they stay the weekend at his house he still gets up to make them a drink of juice


God its awful when they wont continue all the good things you start isnt it xxxx

All you can do is just keep doing your best babes xxx
#9
ive bn doing them since i was about 12 i think :? still dont bother much though :lol: aint my house i aint dealin with it :lol:
#10
deb8z
My sis does that for her 12 nearly 13 yr old,i think it's ridiculous pampering them like that.


Damaging too... they grow up thinking their missus should tender to them in just the same way.
#11
stephmcd
i have been making our son who is 4 help out around the house for at least the last 2 yrs just by tidying up his toys and so forth, now he hoovers his bedroom when i ask him to and helps out with little cleaning jobs, i feel if you start them young then they will be better behaved in later life, after reading the other posts i forgot to mention he gets the pots out for the dinner for me and empties the dishwasher and washing machine also, he doesn't get extra tv time if his room isnt cleaned first.


I have visions of a 4 yr old with a Dyson omg lol
#12
age 2

just kidding age about 6
#13
deb8z
My sis does that for her 12 nearly 13 yr old,i think it's ridiculous pampering them like that.


me too i cant believe he does it!! saying that he only has the 2 children he has with me and only has them once a week so its not so bad where as i have 5 altogether,my 6 yr old does small jobs but im thinking maybe i should be giving him more
#14
ClarityofMind
Damaging too... they grow up thinking their missus should tender to them in just the same way.


thats cos they damn well should :p:-D
#15
stephmcd
i have been making our son who is 4 help out around the house for at least the last 2 yrs just by tidying up his toys and so forth, now he hoovers his bedroom when i ask him to and helps out with little cleaning jobs, i feel if you start them young then they will be better behaved in later life, after reading the other posts i forgot to mention he gets the pots out for the dinner for me and empties the dishwasher and washing machine also, he doesn't get extra tv time if his room isnt cleaned first.


honestly i think tht is shocking :shock:
#16
micoo
thats cos they damn well should :p:-D


You can get away with that while you're young and pretty but i warn you one day your wife will beat you for sayin stuff like that ;-)
#17
Mine tidy their bedrooms,but you have to keep at them to do it,threaten a DS/ Wii ban to eldest. My daughter more helpful,she help filling washing machine,putting groceries away,but she only 6.
I don't expect her to do much. I expect more of the eldest being 9 but he damn lazy.
#18
ClarityofMind
You can get away with that while you're young and pretty but i warn you one day your wife will beat you for sayin stuff like that ;-)


until that day comes.......:lol:
#19
My mother done everything for my two brothers and by the time they left home and got married their poor wives had a real hard time as they were lazy sods!!

I gave my son chores from around age 7 - just basics but now he is ten he helps me loads. Always puts away the laundry and keeps his room tidy.
#20
bitseylango
My boys have been doing chores around the house since they were about 7 years old. We have a rota on the fridge, colour co-ordinated so they know whose turn it is to do a certain job. They do more now they are older, keep rooms tidy, strip and make their beds etc.
They then get their pocket money on a Saturday.

here is a pic of their rota :)

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd316/bitseylango/news019-1.jpg

and They now take it in turns to cook a meal for the family once a week


Good idea,nice organising.
#21
When I lived with my mum before april this year (since birth), I did chores since Id say.. 12-13, also got a paper round. Simple things like tidy my room, wash the dishes, cook dinner, clean kitchen, mop floor feed the pets ect

Since moving in with my dad I dont think Ive even washed a dish, his new wife insists on doing it (little bit of a clean freak).
#22
:roll:;-)
micoo
until that day comes.......:lol:
#23
bitseylango


http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd316/bitseylango/news019-1.jpg

and They now take it in turns to cook a meal for the family once a week


Tumble Dryer 7 times a week!! CARBON FOOTPRINT MANIA THERE :w00t::thumbsup: Jokes.
#24
micoo
honestly i think tht is shocking :shock:


my 6yr old and 4yr old hoover sometimes too infact they do a better job than their teenage brother and sister
they enjoy hoovering their room and making it tidy i think its a good thing
#25
http://www.bbc.co.uk/northamptonshire/features/2003/talking_teenagers/images/kevin_teenager_270.jpg
#26
bitseylango
My boys have been doing chores around the house since they were about 7 years old. We have a rota on the fridge, colour co-ordinated so they know whose turn it is to do a certain job. They do more now they are older, keep rooms tidy, strip and make their beds etc.
They then get their pocket money on a Saturday.

here is a pic of their rota :)

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd316/bitseylango/news019-1.jpg

and They now take it in turns to cook a meal for the family once a week


i could do with doing a rota too its a good idea bits x
#27
Bigpoppaad
Tumble Dryer 7 times a week!! CARBON FOOTPRINT MANIA THERE :w00t::thumbsup: Jokes.


:w00t: looks bad doesnt it.....:p
#28
transit
http://www.bbc.co.uk/northamptonshire/features/2003/talking_teenagers/images/kevin_teenager_270.jpg


^^^^^^^^^^^^ I own one of these. lol
#29
edjaned
my 6yr old and 4yr old hoover sometimes too infact they do a better job than their teenage brother and sister
they enjoy hoovering their room and making it tidy i think its a good thing


im pretty sure they do more than me :lol: and probably better but i genuinely think 6 is too young let alone 4, i think 10-12 is a good age to start and even then i mean just tidying their room etc
#30
transit
http://www.bbc.co.uk/northamptonshire/features/2003/talking_teenagers/images/kevin_teenager_270.jpg


my daughter reminds me exactly of him lol
#31
I use our condensor dryer every day too xx

Usually at least twice a day also.

My girls think its disgusting if they dont change all their clothes fully several times a day.
#32
micoo
im pretty sure they do more than me :lol: and probably better but i genuinely think 6 is too young let alone 4, i think 10-12 is a good age to start and even then i mean just tidying their room etc


the earlier you start the more natural it becomes, telling a 12 year old all of a sudden that they have chores to do would end in massive mardys and stomping!
because my lads started ealry with litlle jobs here and there it didnt bother them so much when I introduced a rota later on........plus they have learnt that if they do more they get more pocket money :thumbsup:
#33
ClarityofMind
I use our condensor dryer every day too xx

Usually at least twice a day also.

My girls think its disgusting if they dont change all their clothes fully several times a day.


:shock: i will happily wear the same clothes for 2/3 days. obv change my underwear every day lol but apart from that i dnt care :lol: if it dont smell bad its still good to wear :lol:
#34
bitseylango
the earlier you start the more natural it becomes, telling a 12 year old all of a sudden that they have chores to do would end in massive mardys and stomping!
because my lads started ealry with litlle jobs here and there it didnt bother them so much when I introduced a rota later on........plus they have learnt that if they do more they get more pocket money :thumbsup:


i think i dont do any cos it ****** off my parents and tbh its kinda funny :lol: but im happy to move out and do everything for myself lol

besides what do i know about parenting :lol: im still a playa
#35
micoo
:shock: i will happily wear the same clothes for 2/3 days. obv change my underwear every day lol but apart from that i dnt care :lol: if it dont smell bad its still good to wear :lol:


have a word with my 15 year old.........he can get thro 2 outfits a day :roll:
#36
Mine are 3 and 6 and they do help me around the house......they take turns in feeding the cats, and setting the table for dinner, they make sure no toys are lying around (or they'll be swept up lol) they put their dirty wash in the basket, keep their rooms tidy and put the items I take out of the washing machine into the tumble. I think it's important to teach them to be responsible etc...although....I wouldn't get them changing beds, ironing, cooking or hoovering lol although my little one helped with the dusting this morning....bless her
#37
micoo
i think i dont do any cos it ****** off my parents and tbh its kinda funny :lol: but im happy to move out and do everything for myself lol

besides what do i know about parenting :lol: im still a playa


LOL! My eldest has moved out now, and at first he got behind on his washing, ironing, cleaning etc.........he still isnt perfect and his flat is far from tidy at times but he now knows that if he doesnt do it, no one else will :-D
#38
bitseylango
the earlier you start the more natural it becomes, telling a 12 year old all of a sudden that they have chores to do would end in massive mardys and stomping!
because my lads started ealry with litlle jobs here and there it didnt bother them so much when I introduced a rota later on........plus they have learnt that if they do more they get more pocket money :thumbsup:


that has been the problem with my 2 eldest they didnt really lift a finger until i had a new baby and they still complain about the chores every day,they are arguing in the kitchen as we speak

but the 6yr old likes doing jobs so i wont be saying here u put ur feet up and i will do it

i agree the earlier u start the better
#39
bitseylango
have a word with my 15 year old.........he can get thro 2 outfits a day :roll:


time for a micoo faceplam

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss86/micoo91/micoofacepalm.jpg
#40
micoo
time for a micoo faceplam

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he has finally found the ladies.........and likes what he has found :-D

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