Mynyel Posted December 30, 2011 Share Posted December 30, 2011 This has been discussed many times on this board. I know because I have read them... and still need advice! :001_smile: I waffle on how much is too much when it comes to household chores for the kids. My ds3.5 (for the moment:D) loves to help and will help at every available moment. Dd14 and ds9... not so much. I usually have them do dishes, fold laundry and clean the bathroom, between the two of them. There is a ton of other stuff that needs to be done. I don't need to list it, you all know what needs to be done in a house! :001_smile: I get complaints when I ask them to do anything. If I ask them to fold and put away laundry then they wanted to load the dishwasher. If I ask them to load then they wanted to fold. It is a never ending battle. We didn't have this problem when I was growing up. My dad had a big colored chart on the wall. Each of us kids had a color and we did the chore for where our color was. I tried that here, it didn't work. I would like something that requires them to take some responsibility for themselves. Now I know ds9 will need more help, but dd14 should be able to do pretty much everything herself. So is expecting dd to cook a meal once a week to much? Have ds9 help me with dinner once a week. I was looking at that motivated moms site (thanks to whoever posted that thread! :tongue_smilie: and would love to implement it. It looks wonderful. However I can't do it alone! So what says the hive? What do you have your kids do? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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