Writer Nancy Schatz Alton beautifully summed up my thoughts on chores for ParentMap Magazine this month. I love how she captured the real work here- not our kids doing the chores, but in how we teach them and encourage them as they acquire new responsibilities and skills.
Check out "The Secret to Getting Your Kids to Do Their Chores." to learn some tips for success. There's a great list of age appropriate chores to help you get started.