Posted by: Ofer Aronskind | September 26, 2009

The art of Chores

I recently decided that my kids (and I) have gotten old enough to take care of ourselves. That is, we have taken it upon ourselves to do our own laundry, clean our own house, change our own sheets and so forth. It’s been three months (okay, so two of those months the kids were away) and so far we’re surviving. The house looks alright. We’ve created a little work wheel with chores on it (bathrooms, floors, sweep, toilets, etc) like the kind you see at camp and once a week we spin that wheel and perform the task demanded of us. I haven’t heard anyone come into our house yet complaining of any odors. The kids and I are each individually responsible for doing our own wash and by hook or by crook the laundry is getting done (at times our kitchen looks like a 24 hour laundromat). It may be a frat house here but I tell you…it’s a pretty darn clean one.



  1. Yes, I agree with you, it is very important that kids learn responsibility.

  2. I agree with the other commentators on this post, chores are a great way to teach kids responsibility!

  3. I’m with you! I always make my kids do chores

  4. I’ve always required my kids to do chores, I think this is something every parent needs to do

  5. You are being a good parent. These days many parents ignore teaching their kids responsibilities like chores…

  6. I believe that chores are a very important part of a childs education!

  7. Yes! I absolutely agree with you on this!

  8. This is a constant struggle in my household, but I think I’ll follow your example

  9. that is awesome! but whats really counts is that you spend time with your kids!

  10. what great advice! I will listen to it!

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