How much responsibility do you give your kids?
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I haven't started giving my kids (ages 4 and 5) an allowance yet. Maybe we should soon, I'll talk to DH. I don't like the idea of an allowance being tied to chores, because chores and helping out around the house are expected and the kids should not be able to "opt-out" by foregoing allowance.
My kids have to:
Help set the table sometimes
Clear their plates and glasses off the table
Put their dirty clothes in the laundry basket
Help pick up toys
Other chores occasionally, such as picking up sticks around the yard.
ETA: My 5-year-old has just started kindergarten, and we have to give frequent reminders for remembering his backpack and lunch box when we're leaving in the morning. I think it's going to take some time for him to master the school responsibilities.
Last edited by sarah42; 09-01-2012 at