Yolanda Posted August 22, 2012 Share Posted August 22, 2012 (edited) I'd love your opinions! I'm helping out a mom of 7 with her three older kids (12,10,8) to just get them refreshed in learning after the long summer. Readin' writin' & 'rithmetic stuff. Well, they are doing really well in that area, although I will continue to just get the juices flowing for the next couple of weeks. But, I see other areas that could use some refreshing, or rather learning for the first time, and wonder what the 'hive' thinks! They need hygiene habits & clean clothes habits. (I'm talking visible dirt on clothes & body as well as odors) I was thinking I could help them to put together a poster with chores for them to do which would include take a bath or shower, washing their clothes (by hand if necessary because I'm not sure why they come with dirty clothes), brush hair, use a napkin etc. I'd go through and see what all is needed. I just don't know if it would be pushing the boundaries. Dh and I have known this couple before they were a couple and on through the years of the 7 kids. And while I've offered my help in the past regarding getting a schedule down in writing for the kids' chores, it's never been done. But I think it's because it seems overwhelming, not so much that she doesn't want to do it. So going into the hygiene realm is uncharted waters for the both of us :confused: So.... A. would you mention it at all, in the way I'm suggesting, to help them out with a chore list which includes hygiene awareness and just send it along with them and talk to mom about it when I take them home? or B. 'don't go there! they are not your kids!' or C. your own rendition of this situation! I'm all ears and I really appreciate your input!!!!! Thanks! eta: this is from a post I made after this: the chore chart I would put together would consist of things like" wake up and get breakfast for youngers make bed take a shower put on clean clothes put p.j.s in drawer fee the chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese ( no lie) ask mom what I can help with etc Edited August 23, 2012 by Yolanda Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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