A poll conducted in the U.S. last year found that 82% of parents said they grew up with chores, but only 28% made their own kids do them. Why is that?
In communities of affluence, we’re often hiring someone else to clean our home or cut our lawn. Then there are also communities with hyper-scheduled childhood, which is not only the right schools, but the right classes, often entailing tremendous amounts of homework and extracurricular activities.
We’ve lost the importance of chores – being responsible for one’s self and contributing to the environment in which you’re working or living in.
Did you have to do chores as a kid? Do you make your kids do them? Is it part of growing up and learning some responsibility?