What Kids Learn From Chores

Young girl helping mom with dishesLike so many parental expectations and requirements, getting your kid in the habit of doing chores will help prepare them for the real world (if you can ever get them to move out).  

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Here are some of the benefits kids derive from assigned chores.  

• Responsibility (or “I’m not your maid.”)  When you make a mess YOU are obligated to clean it up.  The most straightforward reason your kid needs to do chores is to drive the point home that he is responsible for his actions in the world (and the messes he makes).