I have three children ages 9, 7, and 6.
How should we decide who does what chores around the house?
There are several ways to divide chores among several children. First, make sure the jobs assigned are age appropriate. You can have a family meeting and make a list of jobs to be done in the family. Children can volunteer for the jobs they feel they can do best. You can also rotate less enjoyable tasks such as taking out the trash. Another method would be to write each chore on a piece of paper and put them in a box. Let each child pick two chores that he will do for the next week. New chores are then chosen at the beginning of each new week.
Source: ParentLink, 4-H/Youth Development, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Wednesday, May 13, 2009