For example, I mean giving them chores to help you around the house, upkeep with their own room and as they get older, to learn to get a job to earn their own money and learn to manage it, etc. To me, it's important to know that my child can handle real life as she gets older and not have to depend on mommy & daddy upon adulthood. After all, we won't be there for our kids forever and I strongly think kids should learn how to be able to fend & survive on their own.Answer Question
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Yep. I insist on my kids being independent, self-reliant, productive members of our household. It doesn't always work out that way but we constantly work on it. Starting at 2 they are expected to help clean up things around the house. By 3 they are expected to be cleaning things up on their own (without someone standing right there or helping them). By 4 they should be able to fold and put away their own clothes. By 7 they can be doing their own laundry, etc. My goal as a mother is for my kids to no longer need me and to be able to take care of themselves as adults. I met way too many kids in college who had no clue how to do things for themselves, never cooked, cleaned or did their own laundry and were so lost away from home.
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Answer by NicolesMommy at 8:38 PM on Oct. 17, 2010
yes I do, give them chores that are age appropriate and it won't be so hard on you later. GL
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