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Children and Chores
The Surprising Impact of Chores on Kids' Futures
by Elizabeth Crary, M.S.

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If you think having kids do chores is only important because the adults in the home need help, Elizabeth Crary has news for you. Chores are important because of how they prepare children for adulthood, she points out: helping with household tasks beginning in the preschool years is the single best predictor of success in young adulthood, research shows.

If you'd like to pursue this, you'd probably like to know how parents can introduce chores, and get them completed, and completed to adult levels of satisfaction. You'll find some of the answers in this media kit, and even more information if you schedule an e-mail or telephone interview with author Crary.