KIDS DON'T DO CHORES
There was a time, not so long ago, when chores were a part of every kid's daily life. Not anymore.
According to new research out of UCLA, chores and responsibility are only for parents nowadays. The study explains that in the 19th century, children were valued for their help in the family, but today children are "economically useless, but emotionally priceless." This has created a situation where the parent stops behaving like an authority figure and instead becomes a valet for their child. (AskMen)
Just Asking ... Do you require that your kids perform daily chores to contribute to the household? Why or why not? Do you think it's important to teach children responsibility through work – or should they learn that lesson later and spend their childhood being kids? Were you required to do chores when you were a kid?
I will admit that I fall into the category of being the "today" parent. I know and feel it is important for me to teach my soon to be 6 year old how to pick up after himself and start doing reasonable chores like making the bed, maybe helping with dishes. I won't be doing him any favors by not teaching him this...but dang, I'm finding it hard to stick to it. LOL ~Jessie B