Tabrett Posted July 15, 2009 Share Posted July 15, 2009 I never had chores growing up. I just pretty much took over the house work at age 14. Basically, because I was embarrassed at how bad it looked and I wanted it nice. I was raised an only child and never saw how a "family" worked together as far as house hold jobs. I want to establish some sort of chores for my younger dc ages 5.5, 4 and 2yrs. I know the 2yo is very young. I tried a chore chart (for my 4 and 5yo) to be done in the morning. It basically had a picture check list of how to get dressed, brush teeth and straighten room. After the chart was complete we ate breakfast. My main goal for this chart was so I would have time to get dressed and make breakfast. My dc were unable to do this with out me standing over them. Doing the chart didn't last long. Also, by the time my dc did their chores and ate breakfast (after me standing over them). I had lost their "energy" for school. KWIM? We had spend their most focused time on chores and when school stared, they were not focused anymore. Is there any books or websites that tell how to introduce chores and what is appropriate at what age? How to implement starting chores? Most things I have read about chores for younger dc, I can't apply. I don't "set" the table. Most of their clothes are hung up and not folded. They can't put up the dishes because the dishes are in the top cabinets. The vacuum is hard for ME to push and the list goes on. I really just don't know what they are capable to doing at what age or how much is appropriate and what time of day is best to do chores so school focus is not lost. MOTH has a chore book and it says it teaches what to do with preschoolers and chore. Has anyone read this book? Would it help me? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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