Teenagers are on the verge of life on their own. That likely means that they alone will be responsible for nourishment, cleanliness, and personal hygiene. Teaching children to do laundry is more difficult than just doing it yourself, but don’t miss the opportunity to give your child plenty of practice. A teenager or young adult that cannot cook will mean more money spent on meals out. Establishing good habits in keeping personal areas clean is vital to good physical and emotional health. As the saying goes, “Give a child a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a child to fish, and he’ll eat for a lifetime.” Below are a list of chores that you can assign to the teenagers in your home as they prepare to leave the nest.
Members to ListPlanIt will find chore/responsibility lists for every age (including Tweens, Gradeschoolers, Preschoolers, and Toddlers) in Family Matters. Not yet a member? Join today and get organized to teach your children skills for a lifetime.
What chores do you assign your teenager to ensure survival as a young adult on his/her own?