Chores and Responsibilities: An Introduction
Did You Know?
- Twenty-five percent of parents responding to an ASU survey reported that they constantly nag their kids about cleaning their rooms.1
- Other issues parents were concerned with included picking up dirty clothes, putting dirty dishes in the sink, and hanging up wet towels.1
- Adolescents learn valuable lessons such as responsibility, autonomy, and decision-making skills from completing chores around the house.1
Even though it can cause some tension, getting your kids to help out around the house is beneficial in many ways. In addition to teaching them crucial life skills, it will free up some of your time so you can spend more time with them. Read on to find out how you can get your whole family to help with chores.
1. Lynette Summerill, “The Chore of Chores,” ASU Research (Summer 2001).
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