My 16-year-old dreads taking out the garbage as well as other things that need to be done around the house. Every morning before school, I tell him not to forget to take the garbage out. He ...
Growing up my parents had a system where harder chores like mowing the lawn, shoveling the driveway, and vacuuming meant that you got more money in your allowance every week. It worked great for our ...
In asking a question about teaching knife skills, I realized I'd never seen a question about chores and household skills and what is appropriate when on Parenting SE. I did find this question in ...
This is sort of an exploratory question, as I haven't really been confronted with the issue (yet). I've been looking around for ways to get kids to do chores. I'm a bit put off by the fact that ...
My wife and I both work full time, this means when we are at home we are both quite busy with housework. This could be in the yard or inside. As my son is an only child and he wants to spend more ...
I am reading the book P.E.T. about communicating with children and there is a question: an 11 year old asks: “How come I have to take care of the yard and take the garbage out? Rey’s parents do not ...
I have two daughters, age 8 and 10. My 10 year old is very diligent and responsible and has always done her homework, chores, etc. without any reminders or coaxing. So we have had a hard time ...
I'm sure this largely has to do with personality (well behaved, cautious) as it does age, but what is an appropriate age for kids to start using a push lawn mower? Or a riding mower?