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    My daughter is 10....she does a few chores but I have none set...the biggest thing that her allowance is based on is her attitude....shes in the '10 going on 30 anger age". Mad at the world, to have a good day is a wonderful thing! I cant wait until the teen years.
    The highest allowance for her is 20.00 every 2 weeks but she has never made that much, usually about 10-15, depending if she helps out with her sister...who is 3. Picking her toys up for me and things like that.

    What chores do your children do daily/weekly?
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    Hi, Aren't ten year olds fun! I have a daughter also at this age and it is tough. I went and made a schedule of chores. Her daily chores are putting away dishes, taking care of her animals, scooping the litter. If she wants clean clothes they better be in the hamper or she will be washing them herself. I will not pick up anything of hers that she leaves where it doesn't belong. She has to clean up after herself in all the family areas including the kitchen since she likes to cook. Her room I don't fight with her anymore. We keep the door closed since she has to live in it and I don't have to.
    She has a weekly house chore and right now that is vacuming the furniture out under the cushions. We rotate weekly chores every month so every one gets a new chore. Her monthly is to wash out the oven with her dads help. Hope this helps!
    Her allowance happens to be chore based and she does lose money for not doing chores. If she wants to earn extra money then there are bigger chorse that can be done. Hope this helps! Michelle
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    Hi, Aren't ten year olds fun! I have a daughter also at this age and it is tough. I went and made a schedule of chores. Her daily chores are putting away dishes, taking care of her animals, scooping the litter. If she wants clean clothes they better be in the hamper or she will be washing them herself. I will not pick up anything of hers that she leaves where it doesn't belong. She has to clean up after herself in all the family areas including the kitchen since she likes to cook. Her room I don't fight with her anymore. We keep the door closed since she has to live in it and I don't have to.
    She has a weekly house chore and right now that is vacuming the furniture out under the cushions. We rotate weekly chores every month so every one gets a new chore. Her monthly is to wash out the oven with her dads help. Hope this helps!
    Her allowance happens to be chore based and she does lose money for not doing chores. If she wants to earn extra money then there are bigger chorse that can be done. Hope this helps! Michelle
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    My son is 9 (will be 10 in May). We keep a chore list on the fridge
    and sometimes assign extras. His regular chores include; collecting
    laundry and bringing it to the laundry room, unloading the dishwasher,
    clearing the table, setting the table, helping with preparing supper,
    keeping the bathrooms stocked with toilet paper (TP is stored in the
    basement so each bathroom cupboard needs a few rolls added each week),
    changing the handtowels in the bathrooms, feeding the pets, putting
    newspapers in the recycling, bringing the garbage cans in from the curb.
    Most of these chores are done once a week (like collecting laundry and
    bringing in garbage pails). I have a list and assign certain days to
    those chores so they re spread out through the week. Things like
    setting the table and doing the DW are daily chores that he alternates
    with his sister. Helping make supper is one thing he really enjoys
    doing and does not consider a chore
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    Re: Budget101.com : Re: what chores do your kids have?

    My daughter at 10 did
    feed & water 1/2 the farm animals twice a day (I do the other half)
    take care of the ferrets (feed, water, clean)
    take care of the guinea pigs (feed,water,clean)
    take care of the birds (feed,water,clean)
    take care of cleaning her own room
    take care of cats (we rotate 1 month on, 1 month off) scoop litterboxes, feed, water (twice a day)
    alternate month, (feed water dogs and rabbits)
    vacumn every other day (we alternate)
    dishes (every other day) we alternate)
    help fold laundry (we both hate it and it piles up to be huge piles!)
    I hang the laundry and do the majority of the yard work

    now she is 14
    she does all the above and does 100% of her cooking and dishes (she is a vegan and I don't do vegetables)

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    What chores do your children do daily/weekly?

    My DD is 17, my DS is 14. They don't have "regular"chores per se...they are both responsible for keeping their rooms clean(dust/vaccuum,etc)washing their bedding, gym clothes, and sports uniforms. They both help with all the other stuff, when they are not gone to practice or game...dishes, cooking, setting and clearing the table, general tidying of the house. They pretty much do whatever I ask them to do, when it needs to be done, be it taking the trash out, mopping the kitchen floor, etc...you get the point. They both help us out whenver we need it.

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    I have 2 sons ages 9 and 13. They have a chore chart, and here are
    their chores.
    gather laundry, they take laundry out of dryer and fold it and put on
    hangers, they put up their clothes.
    do dishes and wipe down counters
    keep their room clean
    feed and water dogs and cats
    feed and water guniea pig and clean his cage once a week
    then each day they do a different room dust sweep and pick up
    Monday-Den
    Tuesday- Dining room and Kitchen
    Wednsday- Bathroom
    Thursday- Hall and Foyer

    On Fridays-Sundays they get to go to their Nana's and Papa Docs house
    so they don't clean on weekends.

    BB
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    Re: Budget101.com : what chores do your kids have?


    Oooh, do I know the attitude thing! LOL! My 9yr old dd is in full attitude mode already - I thought I had a couple more years.

    My 9yr old takes out the trash and recycling (and brings the cans back in the next day), keeps her room and playthings neat, feeds and waters the dogs, and helps with dishes - she can't quite put everything away yet but she can stack the dishwasher. There really isn't much time for more than that with extracurriculars and homework. She also occassionally helps with the dusting/vaccuuming but I usually do that when she is in school so its not an official chore, just something if I'm running behind that week.

    We have a whiney envelope for the attitude thing. If she is whining and complaining for no good reason, she has to put a dollar in the envelope. I've caught her a few times correcting herself, so I hope she is getting the message. The first week she lost her entire allowence to the envelope which seems to have made an impression. We are just starting our 3rd week so I am hopeful.

    Have a great day!
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