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Chores for 8 year olds?

I want to make a list of set chores for my 8 yo dd. Any ideas?

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Asked by sail-away at 5:25 PM on Sep. 30, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • Trash, dishes, keep room clean.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 5:37 PM on Sep. 30, 2013

  • Keeping their room clean & toys pick up is a big one. What other things do you trust your 8 y/o to do? Dusting, cleaning mirrors, windows, & sweeping are all things an 8 y/o can do.

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 5:39 PM on Sep. 30, 2013

  • Make bed
    Keep room picked up
    Help with dishes
    Put away clean laundry

    Answer by saphire_eyes802 at 6:12 PM on Sep. 30, 2013

  • Keep stuff picked up. Set the table. Rinse the dishes or load the dishwasher.

    Answer by Ballad at 6:15 PM on Sep. 30, 2013

  • My 8 year old sets and clears the table every night. Puts all folded laundry away. Sweeps pine needles off porch. Makes her bed. Sometimes helps load dishwasher.

    Answer by anestheticsex at 6:49 PM on Sep. 30, 2013

  • wipe down table after meals, clear own dishes, keep room neat, wipe bathroom counters and mirror, put away own folded laundry, feed pets, dust living room furniture help vacuum...

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:05 PM on Sep. 30, 2013

  • 8yo should be able to do most anything around the house. After you teach the kids how to do the chore of course.

    Answer by louise2 at 8:19 PM on Sep. 30, 2013

  • What makes sense for your household? What do you want or need help with? I can't imagine just coming up with a list for my 8 year old (who now is 9, lol) It sounds so arbitrary, like you just want a list of "appropriate" duties. But I think what makes sense in your household is what would be "appropriate." It helps if your child can feel like the contribution tangibly helps you or the family, rather than being something you decide is "good for" him or her.

    My suggestion is to make whatever you choose relevant to your actual life and household. There's no right answer.

    Answer by girlwithC at 9:48 PM on Sep. 30, 2013

  • our kids need to make their bed, pick up their room and any Legos in the living room as well as sweep the kitchen and set the dinner table.

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 11:29 PM on Sep. 30, 2013

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