What is the proper age to teach kids household chores? This question crop up when hubby and I are having a small talk about our kids. He said giving kids chores to do at an early age will help them become responsible individuals when they grow up. Age appropriate chores such as washing the dishes, sweeping the floor, and folding clean clothes are too basic chores to learn. Recently, hubby began assigning our kids to wash the dishes alternately; one at noon, and the other one in the evening. Even when they are complaining about the number of dishes they wash, we see to it that they finish the task assigned to them. I still wash the heavy stuff.
We try to inculcate in them the value of helping everyone at home. When they are a little older we will teach them to wash their own clothes. Simple task like these prepares them for real jobs in the future. I wonder if any of my kids will be in the sales jobs? Whatever the future holds for them, we’ll be there to support them.