While some kids may view chores as a punishment, chores are actually learning exercises. Just like parents should make sure their children know how read or write, they should also make sure their kids can exercise good character.
Giving your kids chores can build character and teach children the value and necessity of hard work. Learning these skills will help them as they reach the end of their teen years and go into adulthood.
How Completing Chores Can Build Character and Prepare Kids for the Real World
Many parents today dread asking their teenagers to do certain chores around the house. This is largely because many of these tasks are often considered, by both parents and their children, as beneath them—exercises in drudgery. But why should drudgery be considered the unpardonable sin? Aren’t these chores just good preparation for the real world?
Cleaning windows, scrubbing soap scum from around sinks and faucets, and cleaning toilets are all jobs that require a degree of drudgery. But according to Oswald Chambers, “Drudgery is the touchstone of character.” So build character and responsibility in your children by requiring they do what life requires routinely from all of us.