I remember when I was about 5 or 6 years old my mom told me to go wash the dinner dishes I laughed at her cause I thought she was joking she said I am not joking go wash the dishes I told her, but I can't reach the sink. She was like now you can (she put a chair in front of the sink) I thought that was a little young. But anyway now that I have a 5 year old girl I am not sure. So what is the right age? (I had to achually wash them and rinse them)
Asked by Anonymous at 6:17 PM on May. 23, 2010 in General Parenting
"everything but knifes and pans my son started at 4yrs old. I think the sooner children learn responsibility the better."
I think that is great! I totally agree with you :)
Answer by Anonymous at 10:57 PM on May. 24, 2010
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Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:25 PM on May. 23, 2010
My 5 year old, who JUST turned 5, WANTS to wash dishes!! He started about a year ago right after his 4th b-day. I remember being around the same age and when I thought it was loads of fun!
What I do is, fill the sink half way with warm soapy water, and then I let him "wash" all the plastic stuff and silverware (no knives of course) Instead of rinsing them, I have him set them in the empty drying rack when they are "all clean" when he is done washing them, he helps me load them in the dishwasher.
My son feels SO accomplished and proud of himself after helping me wash dishes :)
Answer by VeronicaLee at 6:29 PM on May. 23, 2010
That is why I load the "clean" dishes in the dishwasher after my son washes them. No, I wouldn't eat off them without running them through the washer because they aren't really clean.... BUT, he is learning valuable life skills.
If I never let my kids practice doing things like this, they will be useless when it comes time for them to take care of them selves. I am hoping that one day- LOL.... my kids will be able to wash dishes on their own because I have taught them how. I don't want my kids to be the ones at 20 years old that can't load a dish washer or wash a dish because "mom always did that stuff for me"
Answer by VeronicaLee at 6:34 PM on May. 23, 2010
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