Are Chores Really Good for Kids? 3 Points to Ponder

Will the Chores Truly Teach a Lesson?

Child doing yard work

Many parents say that assigning chores will teach kids how to do things around the house, but then the same chores are assigned week after week. If you do decide to assign chores, consider varying the chore list so that the child learns how to manage many different household tasks. You may even wish to consider having him or her make the chore list so that they can begin learning how to spot tasks that need to be done. If you decide not to assign chores at all, you can usually teach kids how to do most household tasks pretty quickly  before they move out – after all, they have been watching you do these things for years.

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