Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

1 Bump

Chores

what kind of chores do you have your kids help out with? my kids are 9, 8 and 6

Answer Question
 
selaranda

Asked by selaranda at 7:38 PM on May. 3, 2011 in General Parenting

Level 10 (442 Credits)
Answers (5)
  • My kid feeds the cat, cleans the litterbox, takes out the trash and has to keep her room clean. and this year I taught her how to wash her own clothes. Next year it will be dishes I think.
    emmyandlisa

    Answer by emmyandlisa at 7:39 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • My kids are 10, 9, 8 and 5. Since I'm not their maid their chores include cleaning up any mess they make in any room of the house. That includes cleaning their rooms, cleaning up after they make/eat a meal (wiping counters, sweeping floors), cleaning up toys and coloring stuff in the living room and art room (formerly the dining room), cleaning their bathroom, folding and putting away their own clothes (although the older 3 also know how to do their own laundry start to finish), take out the trash and recycling, help carry in groceries, empty the dishwasher when asked, dust when asked, help in the yard (my 9yo likes to mow the lawn and, yes, he's big enough to do it), help with their baby brother. All 4 of them have the same chores.
    justanotherjen

    Answer by justanotherjen at 9:26 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • Are they just now starting chores? If yes then maybe start off small, but I'm pushing chores right now and i think of things i have to do during my evening sweep of the house, like take out the trash, or dinner dishes, feed the dog or water the plants. As soon as my sons ready his butt will learn how to clean the toilet. j/k.. some of the time I give them things to do where they have to work together on. I'm having trouble with rewards though. If you can think of any or have some of your own I'd like to hear from you. good luck :0)
    mamafoofoo26

    Answer by mamafoofoo26 at 5:07 AM on May. 4, 2011

  • Feed the dogs, set the table, they put away their own clean laundry, and for some reason my kids LOVE helping clean the bathrooms lol strange right?
    Genice6

    Answer by Genice6 at 9:40 AM on May. 4, 2011

  • They have to keep their rooms clean, get dirty clothes in the laundry and take care of clean ones, and help with after dinner chores (clear off and wipe table and counters, take care of leftovers, rinse & neatly stack dishes in the sink).
    riotgrrl

    Answer by riotgrrl at 3:02 PM on May. 4, 2011

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.

Next question in General Parenting
THIS NEW MOMMY NEEDS HELP!!

Next question overall (Kids' Health)
Sugar

close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN