Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind
Doing household chores is a punishment?
I thought it was just part of being a member of a family and pulling your weight around there, age appropriate chores.
I think she meant EXTRA chores. At least that's how it is in my home. My son, at 6, already has a full load of age appropriate chores he is responsible for every day - feeding his dog, watering the horses, giving Freyja her grain (after I've measured it of course), sweeping the barn aisle, and cleaning his own pony's stall (though I push and dump the wheelbarrow, he IS only 6). When the chickens get here, egg collecting will be added to his chores, which he is already aware of. When he gets extra chores as a punishment, it's usually not a daily chore. He's had to pick up all the walnuts out of the yard, before, and he's had to scrub the deck before.