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    Default School kids making their own lunches

    Do you let school kids make their own lunches?

    Mine generally do the night before school or in the morning (4,6,9 and 13 and miss 2 helps if she needs a lunch box for playgroup etc.)

    It's not mean is it? I like them to be as independent as possible and obviously they know what they're allowed but they have some options each day.

    The three oldest 13, 9 and 6 iron their school clothes too if needed (generally only ds1 needs to as he goes to a private school.)

    Ok or too much?

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    All mine make their own. We have rules about fruit and treats.

    My kids don't iron because I don't iron unless it is absolutely necessary.

    If it works for your family than go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    All mine make their own. We have rules about fruit and treats.

    My kids don't iron because I don't iron unless it is absolutely necessary.

    If it works for your family than go for it.
    I don't iron either! Bought out first ironing board last year when we changed to the private school. That's why the kids do their shirts.....coz I don't ha.

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    I don't think mean. Every family is so different. This might work really well for your family being 4 kids to take care of. For mine- this would add to the stress. DS goes to before and after school care and is in bed by 7.30pm so we are somewhat time poor- it's easier if I make and pack his lunch.

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    DS is 7 and if I could get him to make his school lunch I certainly would, don't think there is anything wrong with that at all.

    I wouldn't let him near the iron as without any question he would burn himself, he's a bit silly like that.

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    I don't think it's mean at all, it's great that they're so independent.

    I've started trying to get my 7yo more involved in preparing his lunch but he's just not interested :-/

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    Nope it would be chaos in my kitchen if I allowed them all to make their own lunches...the two bathrooms in the morning are bad enough lol. We don't iron uniforms either but in general I'm the one who prepares everything for them for school.

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    Having five kids I just like to let them do basic things like this. I also encourage the older ones to help the younger ones with making beds etc.
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    I think some people think it's mean, that's why I asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffrenchknickers View Post
    I think some people think it's mean, that's why I asked.
    I cant imagine anyone possibly thinking you're mean OP! Quite the opposite actually! I'm in awe of how organised and pro-active you are with 5 kids!

    I made my (and my brothers') lunch for school from a very young age as both parents were out the door for work early in the morning. We were also expected to cook dinner, iron, clean the bathroom etc. from about the age of 9-10(?)

    Nit only is it not mean, it's an important part of learning to contribute to a household. Too many parents spoil their kids and do everything for them IMO. When I first started seeing my ex, his mother still came over and did his washing!! Wrong!
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