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TOEFL学習記録82

Essay 11

Should children help their families with household chores or should they study and play?


Many parents wonder if they should expect their kids to perform household chores. While some argue that children should perform household chores, others claim they should focus on studying and playing. After evaluating the pros and cons of both arguments,
I believe that children should perform chores for the three reasons provided below.

First, performing household chores teaches children that everyone should shoulder his or her share of duties at home. In most Japanese homes, women primarily take care of household chores, and some men do not participate at all in chores like cooking, cleaning, and washing dishes. As a matter of fact, when I was a little boy, I was not allowed to stay in the kitchen while my mother and grandmother were cooking. I want my children especially my boys to break this tradition, participate in the household chores, and learn that everyone should pitch in with tasks and do his part at home.

Second, children develop a sense of responsibility. For example, when I was a little boy, my duty was taking out the garbage at specific times of the day and on specific days of the week. On a hot summer day, I got the days mixed up, and forgot to take out the garbage, and as a result, the family had to put up with the terrible rotten odors coming from the garbage. Everyone in my family complained about this, my mom, my sisters, and even my dogs barked at me. I learned an important lesson and since then I had never repeated the same mistake.

Last but not least, children learn how to earn and manage money. Whether children should be rewarded with money is debatable, but in my family when I completed a chore, my mom gave me a dollar as a reward, and she also told me to save 10% of my earning. It was great to go to the bank with my mom and see the new balance on my savings account. To this day, 10% of every paycheck is saved no matter how tight our budget is.

Some maintain that young children should not perform chores because they are already busy with school work, sport club activities, piano lessons, etc.; however, this is not entirely true because simple chores such as doing dishes, taking out the trash, and walking the dog do not take a long time. In conclusion, as seen in the examples I have provided, the advantages of performing household chores far outweigh the disadvantages; therefore, I believe that children should perform household chores. Particularly, I strongly encourage boys to perform household chores so that they will support their spouses when they get married in the future.
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