Is 11 too young too young to know to do things around the house? My grandson who is a 11 lives with his mum and she does everything for him. I had him for two weeks of the holidays and taught him how to do a few things such as how to use the toaster, make his bed, put his dirty clothes in the wash basket, sort clothes ready for washing, wash up dishes – but now his mum is upset with me. I might add we also took him out to the movies heaps, and don’t mind paying for everything with him. What age is the right age to be shown such tasks? Is it wrong for me to teach him this? I’d love to know what other mums think?