When deciding to incorporate household chores into your children's lives, you must first decide what they can physically do. If you have kids of all ages, then you'll want to hand out different tasks, but always take into consideration their age before assigning them.
It's suggested that kids ages three to five years old can make their bed, pick up toys, feed pets and dust. Children six to 8 eight years old can help set the table, put away groceries, fold laundry and take out the trash. Kids nine to 12 years old can wash the car, load the dishwasher, vacuum and help with yard work. For older children, such as teenagers, you can have them do laundry, cook meals and clean the bathroom.
When your kids first start to participate in housework, you shouldn't have the highest expectations. Don't expect your three-year-old to make hospital corners as he/she makes the bed. Instead you should pay attention to the effort they are putting forth and praise them for their attempts.
These safe tasks will give kids a feeling of importance and teach them responsibility for helping around the house. Ask your youngest children to gather dirty towels to put in the hamper or fold fresh towels from the dryer while you're cleaning the tub. Since cleaning the tub and/or shower requires powerful cleaning that cuts easily through soap scum and grime with less physical work, a product like Scrubbing Bubbles® Action Scrubber™ would be best to use.
Encourage your teenagers to maintain a clean the bathroom. The counter in particular can easily get dirty with loose make-up, toothpaste and other leftover gunk from products. Make Scrubbing Bubbles® Flushable Bathroom Wipes easily accessible and have your teen wipe bathroom surfaces down daily. These wipes allow for quick cleaning and maintenance that doesn't require much time at all. Once they're done, simply flush the used wipe down the toilet and say goodbye to germs and bacteria.
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