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Old 04-13-2012, 08:46 AM   #11
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Re: Chores for a 6 year old?

I should add that they also help out with the babies often w/o earning money...


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Wow, I can't believe some of the things your children do as chores (and that's not in a bad way) i just never would have thought of delegating some tasks. My six yo is a big helper. She doesnt have set chores just does things when asked. certain things she does: shoe collector (finds all the shoes in the house and lines them up next to the door or puts them in the shoe closet. She picks up toys that her and baby sister play with before my dh gets home. She puts away her clothes if she's home when im folding(she's not good at it. Clothes are crammed in drawers) and she uses a mini dustpan to sweep up crumbs from snack time.Put her dish (sometimes baby sisters) on the counter.
My 20 Month old does little tasks not because i ask she just does. She helps me unload the dishwasher which is usually just passing me a spoon, cup etc. She throws things away. Thats about it. Usually she just makes big messes.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:03 AM   #13
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Thanks you for the responses so far!!!
DD is a very advanced reader so I let her sit and read the responses with me last night and her eyes got really big reading all the things kids even younger than her are doing. I actually think it was really good for her to see that we are not trying to be mean
Anyways, I have always said there are things you just do because you are a part of the family and therefore you help out, things like cleaning up your toys and messes they make BUT I do think that earning some money for what I consider to be primarily adult type chores (dishes, vacuuming, taking out trash, etc.) is a great way to learn about money so I will have a list of non negotiable "chores" and then optional that can earn money chores.
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