Children need to play a role in the family, and chores are a way of giving children a role in the household, he says. "Kids can—and should—start doing chores from a very young age," Rabbi Shmuley says. He offers suggestions for chores at every age and gives his guidelines for assigning them to your children.
"Giving our children responsibilities around the home is crucial to the functioning and happiness of the home. Kids must pitch in and share responsibilities, with consequences if their chores are not done. This teaches kids a sense of teamwork and responsibility, a habit that will only help them grow into a responsible, caring adult."