How Old Should Your Kids Be When You Start Giving Them Chores?

What Happens Without Chores?

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Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus / Getty Images
Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus / Getty Images

Remember what it was like to go to have a roommate or housemate who didn’t know how to do basic things like do laundry, cook their own meals, or really take care of themselves? That’s the result of never really having chores.