What kind of chore do your kids have? How do you get them to do them without starting a war? My oldest boys are only asked to take out the trash daily and they act like I am asking too much. As for myself, I started doing real house chores at 6 years old. I just can't wrap my mind around how lazy kids are today.I mean if I saw my Mom working on something I'd offer to help.
We live out in the country so Charlie will be part of our team. He will have a long list of chores. Me and his dad agree that bored kids get into trouble so we'll be doing everything in our power to make sure his hands are never idle.
I had a friend tell me that technology has really changed life and I find that it is true. When my children spend X amount of time on the Kindle or my phone or watching TV, they tend to fuss a whole lot more than if it was a day with little or no technology. We are competing with what is "fun", with what is "hard work" compared to our parents before us.