I thought I raised my 8 y/o to be responsible. For the past months though, my MIL lived with us (she went back to her home a week ago) and she babied both kids. Ds can't do anything on his own anymore and it frustrates me to no end.
I mean, he should be able to zip his own coat (he's perfectly able to do it at school).
So if you have a 7-8-9 y/o:
- do they remember to put on their mitts and hat when they go outside or do you remind them?
- do you remind them to use the bathroom before they go out? (this is a big one for us)
- do they remember to wash their face and hands, brush their teeth when they get up in the morning, or do you have to make sure they do?
- do they clean after themselves after they finish playing/eating?
- do they make their bed?
Edited by Nightwish - 3/2/13 at 7:52am