Although I hated having to do them, I can’t say that having a list of chores when I was a kid hurt me in any way. My mom created a chore chart when we were old enough and we had the opportunity to earn our allowance based on which chores we checked off . Cleaning the bird cage or the kitty litter paid a quarter…doing the dishes was worth a dime…and vacuuming the house paid the most at $1. It motivated my sister and I to earn our own money…taught us to appreciate what it takes to run a household…and we learned how to manage money at an early age..
In short…no damage done. The experts have started weighing in on when it’s okay to ask children to do chores and their opnion is that it’s never too early...click here to find out when they think kids should start doing what chores …TD