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How old should your child be before given chores?

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Asked by RoyalLady at 10:57 PM on Sep. 15, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • an 18 mo old can understand helping put away toys. thats technically a chore, so i guess its about 18 months when you could start giving them things to do. its teaching them responsibility and to be helpful. just start off slow and simple.

    Answer by coralbeth at 10:59 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • eighteen months. That's when you make them start helping you pick up toys.

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:59 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • 7. for real household chores. maybe 5 for simple room care chores. 3 for helping mommy.

    Answer by silverelf at 11:00 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • I agree with the others. My 18 month old picks his toys.

    Answer by montanagal2005 at 11:01 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Yeah my kids help set the table and clean off the table at 18 months to 2 years..

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 11:01 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • well my kids are 10 and 12 so they do chores,they have been doing them since they were one.

    Answer by ladybug36519 at 11:01 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • My son is two and he's responsible for his room, throwing away his trash, picking up his toys, "wiping" up the water in the bathroom when he brushes his teeth, putting his dishes in the sink, and helping put away the dog's toys, and pouring the cat's food into the bowl (its all pre-portioned for him). Oh, and putting his laundry in the hamper.

    Answer by erinwhitt at 11:05 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • my 3 yr old picks up her toys and waters the plants. she will probably be feeding the dog soon too. of course we will remind her so he wont starve. lol

    Answer by jennifer588 at 11:12 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • My son is two and he is just learning to help Mommy pick up toys.

    Answer by luvsmysonjames at 11:12 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • i'm with the 18 month. simple commands work then. as they get older, the chores get more advanced.

    Answer by Hollea at 11:13 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

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