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Health Tip: Giving Children Chores
Can help boost self-esteem

By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Establishing chores for children, even young ones, can teach the importance of being part of a team and helping out. It may also build self-esteem, experts say.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests these household chores for children of most any age:

  • Helping out with laundry, and putting away their own clothes and toys.
  • Dusting, sweeping, vacuuming or mopping.
  • Setting and clearing the table.
  • Washing, drying and putting away dishes.
  • Feeding, walking and cleaning up after family pets.
  • Packing their lunches for school.
  • Helping to make dinner.
  • Working in the yard, washing the car or helping to clean bathrooms.

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