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    Default How much to expect from a teen??

    Is it too much to expect a 15 year old to come home after school and do at least one chore a day?

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    One? That all! My mum had a list of 5-7 chores for each of us to do when we got home.
    Definitely not unreasonable

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    Absolutely not! My 15yo ds has to make his bed, keep his room tidy, feed his dog and empty the dish washer everyday.

    My 13yo dd has to fully care for her 4 indoor cats and make her bed daily and she has to vacuum the house every second day.

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    No.

    My sisters and I basically did all of the cleaning when we were teenagers (and as older children too). I had a lot more than one job to do per day.

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    definitely reasonable

    set a list

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    Yeh that's what I thought. Having troubles with 15 yr old expecting everything and giving nothing. Going out after school etc. she is hubby's daughter btw. Long story. I've taken a back step to any discipline and let him attempt it all this time.. ... ...

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    One! I would have killed for only one chore at that age. Def a reasonable expectation.

    I had to empty the dishwasher & vacuum every other day, start cooking dinner most days, feed the dogs, put on and or hang a load of washing as well as homework and by 16 I was also working part time two nights a week and a weekend full day. In winter I would set the fire place up to light as well.

    Ds is almost 8- he unpacks the dishwasher every other day and feeds the dogs every night plus takes the rubbish out whenever asked (sometimes it's too heavy). I imagine by 15 he will be doing a lot more to help out.

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    All my teens and preteens to do chores after school everyday. The have set jobs plus extra ones everyday.

    My kids are 14, 12,10 and 5. The 2yrs has no jobs.

    They include carry in groceries, put them away, doing washing, pegging out, cooking, putting out rubbish, sweeping etc.

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    I had more chores than that when I was 10 so definitely not too much to expect from a 15 year old.

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    My 14yo does the dishwasher 5 days a week, brings in the bins and tidies the living areas and kitchen on Sundays. What's annoying is when she doesn't think to take her plate to the sink or leaves her glass on the coffee table, but we are working on it.


 

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