Chores That Work

Kids love to help. Even at a young age, children can participate in household chores. The chores should grow/increase with your children. For example, a younger child can be expected to set/clear the table, feed the dog, sort or put away laundry. An older child can do the dishes and vacuum.

  • Our Chore Chart (downloadable chart/PDF) can be customized for your family. This is a quick way to remind kids of daily responsibilities, whether they be required behavior or chores.
  • We’ve assigned high profile jobs in our house. The title alone may increase excitement and compliance.  The “Assistant Chef” helps me pour drinks, set and clear the table, put away refrigerated items. At dinner, my “Assistant” helps to make school lunches. Young kids love to dress up – buy a chef’s hat so junior can be a professional by your side.
  • Should Allowance be tied to Chores?  Check out Kids and Money for more information.

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