I always felt chores were good to help give children responsibility. Also, this gives them practice regarding things that need to be done around the house. I did not expect their chores to be perfect, but I did expect them to be done. Also, remember a chore should be something that your child can accomplish for their age bracket. It may range from washing dishes, emptying the trash, or just dusting the furniture. I remember as a child I loved to dust and I loved the smell of the furniture polish. I also loved the way the furniture shined afterwards. It gave me a feeling of accomplishment.