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Kids Chores?

I have a 12 year old and an 8 year old... they are old enough to do chores... Right??


Asked by kamore at 5:26 PM on Sep. 8, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • More than old enough to do chores. Doing chores can help them learn life skills and allow them to feel like necessary members of the family.

    Answer by justnancyb at 6:27 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • My kids did chores since they were 3; yes, yours are definitely old enough.

    Answer by FootballMom85 at 5:27 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • yes the 12 year old can do dishes & the 8 year old can sweep or take out the trash

    Answer by Lovehurts1 at 5:27 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • Yes, small tasks like setting the table, putting away the dishes, taking out the trash, etc.

    Answer by AdrianaS at 5:28 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • Yes, our are 7, 8 and 14 yrs old and they all have been doing chores for a while now... Take out trash, gather laundry, empty dishwasher, clean their rooms, pick up toys, set the table, clean their plates in the sink, dust, vacuum, weedeat, ride the mower (our 14 yr old does). Those are a few things they all can handle, but they each have certain things they know they have to do in order to use the computer, or play video games...

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 5:32 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • Yes they are old enough to do chores. My 8 yr old does things like empty the dishwasher, take out the trash, cleans her bathroom,dusts her room, she can run the vaccum, make her bed,put away her clothes

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 5:39 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • All 3 of mine have been doing chores since about age 3

    Answer by ihatetocook at 7:15 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • If they are old enough to know how to do it then yes

    Answer by noahsmommy12908 at 7:30 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • I believe when a child is old enouh to wAlk and understand then they are old enough to do chores.

    Answer by meliscool72 at 8:08 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • They were ready a few years ago.... get going! Delegate, delegate,delegate!

    Answer by lioness3e at 8:32 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

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