A new study by the University of Minnesota reveals that kids, who do chores are more likely to be successful than those, who don’t.
Researcher Shane Owens tells Fatherly, “The skills that kids learn early will last most of their lives. Chores teach kids skills that they will need to survive on their own and to get along with others. From an evolutionary perspective, chores teach kids how to take care of themselves and to be a cooperative, productive member of the tribe. Kids who do chores learn to organize their time and to delay gratification. Both of those are vital skills for later success. Kids cannot learn to do that unless they are provided the opportunity and expected to do chores like cleaning up after themselves and helping with cooking, doing the dishes, and laundry. A kid who learns early to do chores will be a more generous and cooperative partner. It’s easier to live and work with a person who has learned to take care of his own stuff and to be responsible for some of the boring work that adult and family life requires.”