In a few years preteens and teens will probably be living on their own, so it’s important to assign chores that help prepare for independent living such as cooking, laundry and car care.
Encourage preteens and teens to organize their own calendar, including chores, homework and activities. Use Post-it® Notes to map everything out in order of importance to help prioritize and set deadlines to teach children to juggle tasks and manage time.
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