I think it is important for children to learn how to do chores and help theirparents with housework. It is not enough to just get good gradesat school. Children these days depend on their parents too much. Theyare always asking, “Could you get this forme?” or “Could you help me with that?” Doing chores helps to develop children's independence and teaches them how to lookafter themselves. It also helps them to understand the idea of fairness. Since theylive in one house with their parents, they should know that everyone should do theirpart in keeping it clean and tidy. Our neighbor's son got into a good college but during his first year, he had no idea howto take care of himself. As a result, he often fell ill and his grades dropped.The earlier kids learn to be independent, the better it is for their future.