My son is eight and I need to get consistent with his chores and also discipline. When I do ask him it usually ends up being a bartering thing and I tend to loose. I know if he had consistent chores and he knew what the punishment was when he did not listen or cooperate then it would be better for the both of us. It would also greatly help me if I could depend on him even if it was the slightest thing like cleaning his own room. He is demanding too much time on his xbox and I really do not look forward to trying to get him to go to bed. What is a good time for him to go to bed? I tell him nine and he always says right after this or something like that, I am at my wits end and wish nanny 911 could come save me.
Answer by Kimebs at 6:04 AM on Dec. 5, 2008Credits: 10 Level 2
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Answer by Anonymous at 7:18 AM on Dec. 5, 2008
We have a chore list in our kitchen. Some of the things are loading the washer, emptying the dryer, sort clothes, wash and dry the dishes, set and clear the table, keep their rooms clean, bag and take out the trash and of course, bring home all their homework and it must be done before play.phone and computer time. And they switch everyday so no one is doing the same chores everyday and it works really well for us because we are consistent with it. Also, my DH and I do the chores on sunday so they get a break too.
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Answer by Avon_Calling at 12:48 PM on Dec. 6, 2008Credits: 0 Level 1
We don't give our kids allowance. They are 8 and 3. They put away their own laundry. The clean up their own toys. The 8 year old also has to clear the table. Instead of money, they get to hear the word "yes" if we feel like letting them. When they ask for something like a movie, first we check that they've done their chores. If the chores aren't done, I'll add one to complete before getting what they want in addition to the one that isn't done! I'm also straight with the 8 year old and teach her that in 10 years, she'll be in college and need to take care of this stuff herself. She loves knowing that she's preparing for her grown-up life.
Answer by Pnukey at 12:43 AM on Dec. 7, 2008Credits: 11810 Level 21