Stepson and chores
My stepson is 11 years old and I need some advice on setting up chores for him. He is a very good student, very well behaved for the most part but a bit spoiled by his bio mom and step dad. I do think bio-mom is a wonderful lady and we do have a great relationship. She and her new husband are very well off financially so on that side of the family my stepson has always gotten whatever he wanted and has never had to do any chores. He's never earned his own allowance and doesn't even have to do the simplest of chores like making his bed. I'm starting to see signs of laziness and being spoiled with him so I feel when he is with us it's time for him to start being more responsible and doing chores/earning allowance. My problem is our time with him is limited. We only have him every other weekend. Additionally, my husband and I do not have a lot of money and live in a 2 bedroom apartment. So, I'm finding it difficult to come up with chores for my stepson to do when 1). Our place is not that big and 2). It seems unfair to have him do certain cleaning chores when he's not with us during the week to cause any of the mess. Any advice you could give me would be greatly appreciated.