Listen Now: Study Shows Giving Kids Chores Helps Them Succeed Later In Life
Want to see your children succeed? Make them clean their rooms.
In the world of robotic vacuum cleaners, Task Rabbit, and cleaning services, many children aren’t doing as many chores as they used to. But allowing someone else to pick up their mess might be leading them down a path to failure.
According to Ladders.com, research shows that kids who do chores grow up to be happier, healthier and more successful than those who don’t. And the sooner you start them on work the better.
Here’s why. Social scientists say getting used to chores takes some time. When kids are young they get comfortable putting toys away or taking out the trash before they realize it’s work. As they get older they’re less likely to push back and will just get things done without complaining.
One psychologist says chores teach kids how to take care of themselves, this will make them a more productive member of society as they get older. Experts say start small, assign everyone a job and thank them for their work; and maybe that chore chart will pay off.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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