Do you want your older kids to have chores that are more suited to their abilities?
Do you want your tweens & teens to help out more and learn responsibility?
Studies prove over & over again that chores are one of the best things that we can give our kids because it teaches them to work hard and leads them to internal happiness, satisfaction, and success when they are adults.
On top of that, chores teach our children that we are a family... and families work to help one another.
Today's chore cards were made for your older kids. They include chore cards for preteens and chore cards for teens.
It's important to assign age-appropriate chores for kids. It helps with their development and sense of accomplishment and pride.
I've always seen (and created) chore cards for younger children, and I've even made "Screentime for Chores" cards but now that I have teenagers, I was ready to give them chores to match their abilities.
They were ready for more responsibility and I was ready to give it to them, but I felt like our chore cards were filled with too many "easy" chores (well, "easy" now that they are older and can do more), so I created these chore cards for tweens & teens.
I choose which cards each child can choose and I put those chores into that child's jar.
Remember, you know your child better than anyone else, so use your judgment to decide which chores your child is ready for and which ones will need to wait a few more months (or longer).
SET ONE Contains a Colorful Background with a dark banner:
SET TWO Contains a White Background with a teal banner:
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Each day, choose chores that need to be completed. You can also let your child choose (or you can give them an option of a few different choices).
Have your child return them to the jar or basket when they have completed the chore and you have approved the job they've done.
Print out the one that matches your decor best so you can display their chores by putting these little adhesive magnets on the back of their cards.
"The Harvard Grant Study [finds] that professional success in life...comes from having done chores as a kid. If kids aren't doing the dishes, it means someone else is doing that for them. And so they're absolved of not only the work, but of learning that work has to be done and that each one of us must contribute for the betterment of the whole." - Lythcott-Haims (TED Talk)
"Each time that we ask our children to pitch in and help out, we are giving our children the gift to teach them to become independent, strong, hard-working, successful, happy adults."
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