This is taken from my Blogtalk Radio show today. To hear the full version click on Blogtalk Radio on Cooking Lessons from
#1. Giving kids chores can help foster responsibility.
#2 Helping at home teaches children life skills such as doing laundry, cooking and cleaning.
#3 Creates family connection. Kids who help round the house become better team players, co-workers and eventually life partners.
#4 Teaches kids self-worth. Kids actually love to help out. It empowers them and bolsters their self-esteem. They take pride in feeling needed and important within the family.
#5 Household chores enables kids to do things for themselves such as pack their own lunch, it fosters personal independence.

BONUS: It allows parents to have more free time with their families to do the fun stuff!