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Chores for
build your kids’ confidence and expand their life skills with these age-appropriate tasks
 Dirty dishes. Toys on the floor. Laundry overflowing. As a parent, we know that there is a lot to be done around the house and having a little extra help from the kids makes life easier. But the benefits don’t
stop there: Adding chores to a child’s daily routine helps the child grow in a number of positive ways, according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). The research shows that “children who do chores may exhibit higher self-esteem, be more responsible and be better equipped to deal with frustration, adversity and delayed gratification. These skills can lead to greater success in school, work and relationships.”
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