Most parents agree that children should help around the house. Call it chores, call it cooperation, it is more important to your child's development then most people think. In today's world with two working parents, children in school and many after school activities, parents may be remiss in asking their children to do chores around the house. By not asking children to help, parents are doing their children a huge disservice. Chores are an opportunity to teach children household skills and a sense of responsibility. Children need to learn that families work together to keep the household going. Working together is a way to build up relationships. Studies show that children doing household chores is a predictor of success for years to come. Children who don't do chores lack empathy to help others.