Does your teenager lend a hand around the house? Doing chores and helping out with your home cleaning in Buckingham, PA, teaches teens responsibility as well as some invaluable cleaning techniques they’ll use in college or whenever they move out. But choosing chores for your teenager can be difficult—especially if you’ve been doing everything for them yourself. The following chores are appropriate for kids as young as 13 and as old as 18 and above.
Cleaning their bedroom. Every teenager should be responsible for taking care of his or her own bedroom. From making the bed every morning to dusting and vacuuming once a week, give your teen the task of caring for their own space.
Doing their own laundry. Teens as young as 13 can take care of their own laundry if you have a washing machine. Show your teen where the detergent is located, how to sort clothing by colors, and how to tell if something is washing machine safe first before you ask them to do the laundry.
Packing their school lunch. Most teens can handle preparing simple meals for school, like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and bagged carrot sticks. Encourage your teen to make their lunch the night before to save time in the morning.
Watching younger siblings. By the time they turn 13, most children are mature enough to watch their younger siblings for short amounts of time. While you shouldn’t trust a younger teen alone overnight or with a very young infant, the vast majority of teenagers can cover your next date night without a hassle.
Caring for pets. No matter if your household has a loyal canine companion or an exotic bird, your teen can handle caring, feeding, and grooming your pet.
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