Age-appropriate chores for children

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The AACAP offers the following age-based chore suggestions to parents as they look to give their children more responsibility around the house. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Few people look forward to chores around the house. Though adults may not be excited by the prospect of mopping the kitchen floor or folding the laundry, their lack of enthusiasm no doubt pales in comparison to their children’s opinion of chores. Chores can play a vital role in children’s development. According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, children can learn time management skills by doing their chores, which also can teach them how to balance work and play time. Children can apply those lessons throughout their childhood and into adulthood. Giving children chores also benefits them by teaching them to accept responsibility within the family and providing them with an opportunity to be successful. Parents may have a long to-do list in
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