Parenting Perspective: The importance of chores

April 2, 2010 7:54:05 AM PDT
At seven, almost 8-years-old, my son Nicholas doesn't have a lot of chores to do around the house, but he does have certain responsibilities, like keeping his room clean and clearing his plate, and even washing the dishes at times. Some parents might think that's a bit much for a child, but I'm a firm believer that kids do benefit from having a role in the daily operations of the family.