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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Divvying Out Chores? Make Kids Understand Purpose

Many parents who are trying to return to having structure at home after summer vacation often assign chores to their kids, so some experts gave 11 News reporter Sarah Caldwell some tips on the best approach to doing so.

Learning responsibility can be a year-round task. The Deleon boys, who are 15, 13 and 11, said they've been doing chores for as long as they can remember because their parents' philosophy is that pitching in comes with the territory.

"We think it's important for them to do chores to be a part of a family unit and to know that we all chip in, and we can all count on each other for help," said their mom, Noelle Deleon.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is so nice to hear of parents that are working to strengthen the family unit but working together. What fine character traits these boys will learn, and be able to build on as they mature. Thank you Dad and Mom!! If really is worth the effort, as well as time spent to raise responsible, self-sufficient children.