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    Do your children do chores? What do they do? How old we're they when they started?

    My son is six and up until now he has never been expected to do much, but I think it's time he starts doing some little things to learn about responsibility. I'm not sure where or how to start though.

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    Default Children's chores

    Mine start at 2.
    At 6 my now 8 year old would empty the dishwasher,
    put his own clothes away,
    tidy up toy room/back yard
    Help with dinner, set table, get ingredients.
    Feed dog
    Bring bins in and out
    Collect mail
    Sweep, wipe benches
    Play/entertain younger siblings
    Keep room spotless
    Make bed
    Dirty clothes in laundry.
    Tidy up other kids rooms.
    Start with a chart so he gets use to the concept.
    Jobs = stars/stickers/reward etc
    Although my kids know that jobs have to be done 'just because' they don't always have to equal reward.

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    Default Children's chores

    My dd is 3.5 years. She started feeding our cat when we first got him because she wanted to that was just after her second birthday. Ever since its been one of her 'jobs' and part of her bedtime routine. In the last few months she has started setting the table for dinner. She does help tidy when she is asked. She is at that age where she likes doing 'jobs' and will often want to help with putting the washing in the machine, hanging small things on the clothe horse etc.

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    Default Children's chores

    our big ones have been expected to clean their rooms, dust them fortnightly and put away their clothes since age 5. Now they are 8,10 and 11 and also :
    Weed gardens
    Take out rubbish
    Fold washing
    Tidy lounge room
    Unpack dishwasher
    Peel veg
    Feed cats

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    Default Re: Children's chores

    My kids don't really do much.

    Dd is 9 and ds is 6. They both clean their own rooms, put dirty clothes in hamper, put their dirty plates etc in sink. They take turns in feeding the cat, checking the mail and will wash up, set table, help with dinner, vacuum if asked. Also ds likes to mow the lawn, we don't let him do it very often because it takes way to long.

    Also dd has her own horse so she is expected to look after him.

    I don't give my kids pocket money, I suppose I should start but I can't really think of any additional chores they could do.

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