Chores for Teens?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Chores for Teens?
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Fri, 07-01-2011 - 1:14pm

In addition to making good sense, chores, say the experts, are excellent for children because they help them develop some valuable skills and habits, including responsibility, helpfulness, appreciation for hard work, and the satisfaction that comes from making a positive impact on the lives of others.

Ask Mr. Dad: Chores are a must for teen-

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Registered: 07-24-1997
Sun, 07-03-2011 - 10:33pm

My philosophy is the same as most others here:

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Registered: 08-08-2009
Sat, 07-02-2011 - 10:10pm

Well, kids have lots of wants.

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Sat, 07-02-2011 - 11:38am
My kids have to do a bit of everything, yard work, housework, cooking, etc...

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Sat, 07-02-2011 - 10:28am

Oh yes.

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Sat, 07-02-2011 - 9:17am

My kids were always expected to do their share of contributing to the upkeep of the home, be it doing laundry, vaccuuming , mopping floors, doing yard work - whatever needed to be done at the time.

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Sat, 07-02-2011 - 9:09am

On a regular basis, my kids did laundry, cleaned their bathrooms, cleaned their rooms(sort of), took care of the dogs(3), mowed the lawn(an acre), helped prepare the meals and clean up afterward.

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Registered: 03-27-2005
Sat, 07-02-2011 - 8:33am

My son was responsible for shoveling the drive when it snowed (major job as we live in New Hampshire),