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How to put your kids to work around the house and teach them financial responsibility

Cheapism Logo By Mia Taylor of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 19: While America's economy reopens and life around the country inches toward something resembling normal, social distancing guidelines remain in many places. For many kids that means a far different type of summer than normal — one with fewer playdates and in-person summer camps. But those long summer days ahead may be a good time to teach your children about the importance of contributing around the house, if they don't already. Which chores are appropriate, and how do you best incentivize kids to pitch in? How does the work connect with lessons on financial responsibility? Cheapism asked parenting and personal finance experts to weigh in.Related: How to Talk to Your Kids About the Financial Realities of the COVID-19 Crisis

Earning Their Keep

While America's economy reopens and life around the country inches toward something resembling normal, social distancing guidelines remain in many places. For many kids that means a far different type of summer than normal — one with fewer playdates and in-person summer camps. But those long summer days ahead may be a good time to teach your children about the importance of contributing around the house, if they don't already.

Which chores are appropriate, and how do you best incentivize kids to pitch in? How does the work connect with lessons on financial responsibility? Cheapism asked parenting and personal finance experts to weigh in. Click through the gallery above to see what they had to say.

Related: How to Talk to Your Kids About the Financial Realities of the COVID-19 Crisis

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