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Family: Chores teach responsibility

by The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | July 7, 2015 at 10:42 a.m.

Marty Rossmann of the University of Mississippi used data collected over 25 years, starting in 1967, to discern whether asking children to help with household chores starting at age 3 or 4 was instrumental in predicting the children’s success in their mid-20s.

Chores, she determined, instilled in children the importance of contributing to their families and gave them a sense of empathy as adults. Those who had done chores as young children were more likely to be well-adjusted, have better relationships with friends and family and be more successful in their careers.

See Wednesday’s Family section to learn more.

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