My kids and I went over to my friends house to visit and her daughter was doing the laundry, (oldest dd and she is 15) I don't mean she was doing her laundry, she was doing the whole households laundry! My friend's her DH's, her brother's, and the baby's laundry! Then she did the dishes, mopped and dusted the house AND took care of the baby! She helps her little brother's with their home work, and she does all of this before she can get to her own homework! My friend is a sahm there is no reason her oldest child should be doing all of this! She doesn't get any money for it either!
At my house the kids have to keep their room clean and care for thier pets those are the you live here work. Anything else they get money for.
Oh the 14yo boy does all the yard work and he gets paid for it.
To all of you who are saying I don't see the problem. I don't see how any of you can say that a 15 year old girl should have to take care of her siblings like they are her own. She isn't pregnant, doesn't do drugs, gets straight A's and all of this with all the work that she is supposed to do. She has circles under her eyes and as far as I am concerned this isn't fair to her. I have voiced my concerns to her mom and she is convinced that she needs to learn how to do it all so she can be a good housewife when she grows up and gets married. Her daughter wants to be a doctor and has no plans to marry right away like her mother did. At this point she wants no children at all because she has always taken care of her brothers. (we had a long talk this afternoon). She has no problem helping out around the house but resents her mother for making her mother her siblings. She is going to graduate soon and as soon as she does she is moving out of the house.