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I took my 7-year-old to her yearly check-up today, and the doctor asked her what her responsibilities were around the house. I've been thinking about this question since I left the appointment. Aubrey helps me when I ask her to help me, and sometimes she will even offer to do certain things around the house. But she doesn't really have any set chores.
Do your children have chores? Do you hold them accountable with some type of chart or reward system?
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My two boys have been doing chores since about age seven, one is 9 and the other is 8. They are responsible for feeding and keeping their turtle tanks clean. They also have to keep their rooms clean and help with little chores around the house, picking up toys, returning things to their original places and keeping our living area clean. We don't have set schedules for their chores just a small basic routine for them to do daily. They have been really good at helping me with laundry.The older one is now learning to do dishes when there is a few pieces in the sink. They always want new toys or legos or a book, we have set up a system for them to earn allowance once they get their chores done on a weekly basis. We do not have a chore chart. Maybe as they get a lil older I may do a chore chart if I see them not doing what they need to get done.
I have one child still at home. He is 9 years old. I did have chores with my older two. We do have a system in place for his homework , bedtime and time spent on the computer or gaming systems.