American children are often spoiled, but they can lose all toys and privileges if they do not fulfill their household duties. Here is a sample list of what their parents American parents are teaching.
⭕ 2 – 3 of the year
wipe up spills;
help sort garbage (for recycling);
transfer clothes from the washing machine to the dryer.
⭕ 4 – 5 years (added to the above)
put the dishes in the dishwasher;
set the table;
water the flowers;
make the bed;
bring mail from the mailbox;
⭕ 6 – 8 years
sort and put the washed things;
prepare simple meals;
load and unload the dishwasher;
walk the dog.
⭕ 9 – 11 years
taking out the trash;
clean the floor;
cut the lawn.
⭕ 12 +
prepare full meals;
wash the bathroom, refrigerator, windows;
wash the car (often parents pay for it);
cleaning the whole house;
clean the leaves in the fall and clean the snow in the winter.
Do you agree that children should have their household chores? How do you feel about this in your country?