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Is it illegal to force your kids to work cleaning the house, etc?

In Topics: Discipline and behavior challenges
> 60 days ago

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Dr.Monika
Sep 10, 2010
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House chores performed in one's house are not considered work, but a responsibility.  All children should have age appropriate house chores that they have to do in order to learn to be responsible.

Suggested reading:

How to teach your child responsibility

http://www.pluggedinparents.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=188&Itemid=0

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Patrick08
Patrick08 writes:
Kids doing work around the house is called chores.  If you had a family store and forced them to work there, that might not be too good, but vacuuming, taking out the garbage, dusting, washing dishes, etc. these are all typical tasks to have children do.  If incentivized with earning money, say do this list of chores and you get your weekly allowance, chores can also help kids learn the value of money.

Here are some articles from Education.com about chores.

Good luck!
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