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Children and Chores
by Elizabeth Crary, M.S.

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Title:Children and Chores
Subtitle:The Surprising Impact of Chores on Kids' Futures
Author:Elizabeth Crary, M.S.
Publisher:Parenting Press, Inc., Seattle, WA
Publication date:Spring 2011
ISBN:978-1-884734-92-2, paperback
978-1-884734-89-2, downloadable

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Chores! Kids hate 'em, don't they? And if they have to do them, they want to do them on their schedule, and their way. So why should parents make the effort to insist that children do chores? Of course there is the immediate value of getting help around the home, but far more important is the research that Elizabeth Crary cites, research that indicates the importance of doing chores in preparing children for responsible adulthood. In fact, this research shows that doing chores from a young age is more important in successful adulthood than IQ.

In this easy-to-read guide, available 24/7 as a download, Crary explains what kids can realistically be expected to do at what ages, how to introduce chores and increase the level of responsibility as a child grows, and how to deal with children's resistance to helping.

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