As is obvious from my recent laundry posts, things are in need of a good shake-up around our house. The laundry and your helpful comments got me thinking about the distribution of chores. And then Noah, who has been furiously studying his Lego booklets, started asking for an allowance to assuage his Lego lust. And now I am back with another request for help. What do you do in your house? Do you give your kids allowances? If so, how much? Do you have set chores or a rotating list? Do your kids do the chores without constant whining and angst? If so, how do you make that magic happen? What are appropriate chores for a 7 year old boy and 4 1/2 year old girl (the half is very important these days)?
With the end of school quickly approaching, it seems like a good time to put a new system in place for the summer and once again I see my mother in myself. I now know why she would periodically come home from the library loaded down with books on parenting and organization. Our tiny library doesn't have many books on this topic of child labor, so I hoping you will once again give me some good ideas.