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My 3 year old does have chores...

Is it wrong of me to have my 3 year old doing chores???

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Asked by MsWood729 at 11:07 AM on Oct. 10, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Nope, mine does too. She has to pick up her toys and put her clothes in the hamper at night and put her sister's diaper in the garbage.

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:10 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • Well he cleans up his room
    Picks up his toys
    Helps w/ putting dishes in the dishwasher
    Helps w/ his laundry

    Comment by MsWood729 (original poster) at 11:17 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • No as long as it's things he can handle. I'm already having my daughter pick up her toys (with help of course, she's only 1 and a half) and clean up her room. It makes more sense to teach her that now and have it be a normal, everyday thing, then to surprise it on her at like 4 yrs old and have it be a big battle.

    Answer by jmpeskie at 11:21 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • They need responsibility IMO even at a young age.

    Comment by MsWood729 (original poster) at 11:22 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • Not at all! My son loves to try to wipe down the coffee table and end tables, lol. And he knows where his toys go, even if he's not very inclined to actually clean them up, lol.

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 11:23 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • My now 2 yo has been cleaning up her toys since she could walk at 11 mos (w help of course), puts her laundry in the hamper, helps put laundry in the washer and dryer and helps me fold even if I don't want to fold at that particular moment, she helps feed the cats (w help), puts her dishes in the sink, and helps me clean whatever project is for the day (bathrooms, bedrooms). I think it is very important to teach them responsibility at a young age, which will make them become a productive, responsible member of society at they get older.

    Answer by coala at 11:31 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • Nope it just helps them get a good start and be responsible.

    Answer by Melbornj at 11:52 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • yes, he cleans up with his toys helps with the laundary and dishwasher(though he actually wants to)

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 12:33 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • nope mines did you trainin your child to be independent cause we wont be here forever

    Answer by mekarevell at 2:08 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • Do you guys do a job chart?

    Answer by coolchic320 at 2:19 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

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