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At what age did your kids start doing chores?


Asked by Proverbs_31 at 6:39 PM on Feb. 3, 2011 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • When she was about 5. Chores are important otherwise a child just has the idea he/she is on this earth for YOU to wait on them. It gives them a sense of accomplishment too.

    Answer by cat4458 at 6:52 AM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • As soon as they could follow simple directions. 'Take your diaper to the trash' 'put this block in the bucket...' it grew from there.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:46 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • well my children have always helped me pick up from the time they could walk but real chores my three were around 5. Cleaning rooms and such-9 for real chores.

    Answer by harris4 at 6:45 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • Depends on what you means by chores. Hanging up clothes etc came pretty early like around 5. Actual chores for the allowance was around 8 or 9 if I remember right.

    Answer by confused969 at 6:47 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • At 3 they had chores they were expected to complete without help.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 6:49 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • When they were old enough to follow directions, "put your toys in the toy box", "pick up your dirty clothes" etc...when my oldest was 4 I caught him peeing in the trash can (I couldn't figure out why every time I went to take it out it was wet) at 4 his new job/chore was to take out the bathroom trash.
    8 or 9 is when I added bigger chores like vaccuming or dusting or putting dishes away.

    Answer by blessedwboysx3 at 8:15 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • By their 2nd birthday.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:21 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • I'd say around 8. He was taking out the trash and cleaning his room. Now he's 10 and doing more chores, helping with laundry and other things and he gets weekly allowance.

    Answer by Sharell8710 at 2:54 PM on Feb. 6, 2011