chores for big kids
let's face it: sometimes it's just easier to put chores low on the priority list. But there are compelling reasons why you should get your kids to roll up their sleeves and get involved: learn the skills, develop responsibility, cooperation, develop relationship with family.
Big kid appropriate chores: vacuum, take care of a pet(we tried gold fishes), make snacks, take care of their own bedroom, fold laundry, take out the trash.
What do you think about babysit during the day? I would say age 12-13 with an adult nearby.