is 7 years old too young?
i started 2 and ahlaf yers ago..my kids at 6.5 and5..... they were cleaning their own toys, putting clothed in drawers throiwing trash away ext.. small things..not its gotten a longer list..they help with breakfast(, they eat hot lunch at school) and they help with dinner. the put launder in the washer and start it, take it to the dryer and get the clothes from the washer and fold it and put it away.. clean their own rooms, make their bed shower themselves... its never to early just has to be within reason of thier age and abilities
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I htink it depends on what you are talking about...
I have gradually worked with my DD (5) on being independent and how to do things for herself for awhile now.... After her bath, she goes to her room, picks out her underwear and pajamas, dresses herself, brushes her hair and teeth. She gets her own snacks (if easily accessible)...but she does ask first. After dinner, she asks if she can be excused and takes her dishes to the sink. She loves having responsibilities and make a grand gesture after she completes them....
I started with teaching my kids independence as early as I could. Starting with feeding themselves finger foods, putting toys aways, etc. My youngest is now 5; he can shower on his own, get dressed, make his bed, pick up after himself, make a sandwich, get something to drink, find a snack, do some chores, read, do most of his homework independently, etc.
My oldest is 12, she could probably run this household if the need ever arised.
It's a gradual process. 7 is a great age to have them be totally independant in the bathroom, to be able to dress themselves, clean up their messes, & make a snack.
Depends on what you want them to be self sufficient at ....
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