At what age did you get your children involved in chores?

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  1. Libman

    Libman Administrator

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    Q1. At what age did you get your children involved in chores? How do you determine age appropriate chores?

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  2. Ashley

    Ashley Member

    My son is only 2 - so we haven't started yet, but we are teaching him the importance of cleaning up after himself if he spills or messes up! We want him to be aware of how important it is to be clean!
  3. Avis Tucker

    Avis Tucker Well-Known Member

    A1. My son was about 3... I taught him to put away the toys and to make his bed...#CleaningAsAFamily
  4. Tiffany Dover

    Tiffany Dover Member

    We have a 3 year old and almost 2 year old boys. Our 3 year old started doing chores when he was 2! Not difficult chores. He cleans up his toys every night and he loves to help me make the bed and put the laundry in the dryer!
  5. AngelaNicole

    AngelaNicole Member

    I started my son around the age of 10 with just a simple "put away your toys. as he gets older i still leave the lightweight chores like vacuum and washing dishes.
  6. Regal Pepper

    Regal Pepper Member

    Started "helping" at age 3! :)
  7. Angela Hendricks

    Angela Hendricks Well-Known Member

    We got my son started at chores when he turned 3 yrs old. He carries laundry for me, a few shirts and what not, helps sweep :)
  8. itsbecslife

    itsbecslife Well-Known Member

    They first got chores when they were 4. It involved cleaning up their toys and helping the family wash vegetables. #CleaningAsAFamily
  9. rose lew

    rose lew Active Member

    It wasn't until they were 8-9 years old. #CleaningAsAFamily
  10. We had chores for as long as I can remember! When I have kids, I will probably do the same, it's a great way to teach responsibility! #CleaningAsAFamily
  11. it was about age 3 I started having them help pick up toys #CleaningAsaFamily
  12. Amanda

    Amanda Libman Family Blogger

    My son is 13 months and already likes to help clean the floors with a broom. It's hilarious actually since it's bigger than he his, but I give him tons of encouragement! My older kids are harder to get involved with the chores, but they all started by 2 or 3 with small things like dusting.
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  13. Scrappiedoodle

    Scrappiedoodle Active Member

    A1: My son, now 7, was 2 at the time. He was always a good helper, plus a little extra change was a good helper LOL
  14. Libman

    Libman Administrator

    Congratulations, Avis Tucker! You were randomly selected as the winner of our Q1 prize pack. We will send you an email shortly to get your mailing address.

    Q2 has been posted!
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  15. Avis Tucker

    Avis Tucker Well-Known Member

    Thank you for my prize!! This is exciting! =)
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  16. Brooke

    Brooke Member

    When I was younger I loved helping my mom clean the mirrors in the bathroom. We put music on and danced about! When I have kids, I hope cleaning is something we can do together vs a chore.
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  17. Amanda

    Amanda Libman Family Blogger

    Congrats, Avis Tucker! =)
  18. cmlgill

    cmlgill Member

    As soon as they could move around! Kids love helping and doing what their parents are! My toddlers love washes the kitchen cupboards. When they are done, I mop the floors with all the spilled water. It works gerat!
  19. Scrappiedoodle

    Scrappiedoodle Active Member

    Congrats!! :)
  20. congrats!!