Following my post about responsibility, some of you had questions about what jobs I have my 11 and 12 year old sons do in the house because they live there versus the ones they do for money. Above is just a basic template for how I address this. Keep in mind the age of your child, and get creative with tailoring the chores to best fit the abilities of your child – don’t underestimate them! Please remember to spend time teaching your child how to complete each job properly. This may involve you doing it with them the first few times until they get the hang of it. The key is to change the jobs around regularly. Often I’ll swap the “because you live here” jobs with the “here’s how you can earn money” jobs. Good luck!