Yesterday, I was pondering the correct age to start assigning chores to the boys. Why? I want them to be able to be confident in every aspect of their lives. They should be able to confidently perform any chore around the house, including cleaning, cooking, sewing, lawn maintenance and fixing any and every thing that breaks. My oldest son is an awesome helper; every Saturday morning we get up early and he helps me tidy up the house. He vacuum cleaner is his favorite toy. I am grooming them to be competent in every area of their lives. In 20 years, no maybe 30, they will not only be great well rounded guys but an awesome spouse to a very happy wife. Here is a cool article on the subject.