Socially, young people need to be absorbed into the social nexus.
While developing independence is a desirable trait, it is equally important to realize that we live in an interdependent world.
This arrangement allows youngsters to realize that by exchanging their free time for work, they can earn money to buy the things they like.
In this way, young people develop a strong sense of the financial realities that await them.
In ¡§The Case Against Chores,¡ Jane Smiley lists several arguments in favor of requiring children to have chores at home.
She says that children don¡t want to do the chores.
Later when she got her own place, she discovered a few problems as a result of not learning how to do certain household tasks. As she was growing up in her parent¡s home, most everything was kept for later use or for sentimental value.
Since she grew up this way, this is how she ran her household; she didn't know any other way.
Whats more, such tasks teach them about being reliable, working efficiently and developing integrity.
This early training strengthens their self-images and self-confidence.