There are some studies about the chore of a family. It is shown that the bad distribution of family chores leads to 30 percent of divorces. It states clearly about how important having an equal plan of chores is. If you are at the moment where you think about the chores, you need to start with the idea that each member of the family is unique. Then, start listing all the chores that needed to be done. After that, divide the chores based on the ages and needs. If the tasks are done, then write all the schedules on a whiteboard or a calendar so then each member can remind others if they miss it.
A chore chart is very useful for the whole family to be more responsible. Also, at the same time, the tasks will be much and easier to monitor. to make the chart, you can make the kids choose or draw it. Or, you can also print some chore charts available on the internet. But, before that make sure that the chores are appropriate for the kids’ age. At the start, you can make them do three or four chores per day. It is done to avoid overwhelming situations for them. Also, in the chart, make sure that there is a space for rewards or praising activities, especially for kids.
Having your kids glued to their smartphones every day? Instead of forbidding them to do so, you can start by managing it into some positive attitudes. In fact, you can make them more responsible for family chores. It is by having the chore app on their phones. You just need to ask them to install the apps. There are so many chore apps available. You can start with the Homey Chore app. The app will give parents real-time notifications about how the kids have been doing about their chores. There is also a Cozi Chore app that will give each member the chore calendars. The other apps are BusyKid, OurHome, or S’moresUp.
Each child has their own capacity in doing the chores. But, the kids' age 3 need to have different and much easier chores than the kids' age 8. But, in some ways, there are also some kids ages 3 who can do the chores for kids age 8. It is so varied. So, you need to make sure how your kids handle their chores. But, for 11 years old kids, they can wash cars, do laundry, clean the kitchen, unload the dishwasher, or maybe iron clothes.