So my ds will be 2 in about a month. for about 6 months now he has started helping me do things when we are home together. He throws little pieces of trash away like wrappers or paper. He helps me put all the dirty laundry in baskets and he sometimes will stand on a chair and help me "wash" the dishes. Well my MIL heard this( she lives out of town) and felt that she needed to talk to me about this bc having a baby doing house work is just horrible and there are child labor laws for a reason!! i explained idk where you heard this stuff but yes he helps me and he loves doing it. If he doesnt want to or has no intrest right now at his age i dont make him. He now will pick up his empty plate and put in the sink on his own. He throws his napkin away after meals and aafter his baths he picks up his own dirty clothes and throws them in the dirty clothes basket. ON HIS OWN. It is never too young to learn responsiblity and i really dont think i am doing anything wrong and she needs to remember i live with one of her children and maybe she should of thought about doing some of this stuff when he was younger!!!! ;p Well she wont let it go and she thinks im just awful now. Well i think i do nothing wrong...or is this too young to be helping mom around the house??