Is it really important to learn the household chores?

@MyzDy19 (919)
Philippines
May 9, 2009 4:47am CST
My parents taught us(I and my other 2 girl siblings) how to do the household chores. Well they say that girls should know how to do that so that we are not pitiful if we get married and have our own family. Hmmm but I'm thinking if it's really that important why some of my girl classmates didn't do some household chores. ".??? Hmmm...(thinking mode) Well, anyway what can you say about doing household chores???
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@jdyrj777 (6538)
• United States
10 May 09
When my children were young i had them help clean the house every saturday morning. Before cartoons could be watched. My son is now 33 and sloppy. My daughter is now 27 and is a neat freak. Did their younger training have anything to do with the way they are now? Lol!!! IDK!!! My daughter now has kids. Her rules are earning money for doing chores. Sounds like a good one.
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
11 May 09
My mom and dad also do that to us. They also paid us when we're doing our part in household chores.It happened when they decided not to get a maid again. LoL but now they don't do that already hahaha unfair hehehe
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@jdyrj777 (6538)
• United States
11 May 09
I think that paying them will teach them good lessons in life. Unfortunately when my kids were at home finnances were tight so i was unable to pay them. I was a single parent. But i figured if they helped mess it up they can help clean it up.
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
12 May 09
Ohhh it's really tough to be a single parent huh Anyway, I guess you did your part very well. ^_^
@katsalot1 (1619)
9 May 09
It is as important to learn how to do household chores as anything else in life. It doesn't matter whether you get married and have a family or not, you still have to be able to survive. The only way that it wouldn't be important would be if you had a guaranteed unlimited income for life, I don't think that applies to anyone anymore!
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
9 May 09
(nod)(nod)(nod) Hmmm I see...I see ^_^
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• United States
10 May 09
Yes, katsalot1..I think learning to do household chores is important too, if you don't learn how to do those simple things, then how are you going to be able to take care of your own home. Mama won't be there to take care of you everyday..haha.
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@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
11 May 09
LoL ^_^
@dlr297 (5416)
• United States
10 May 09
I did not know a lot about household chores when i got married, My mother did all the taking care of the house and us kids when we were growing up...We were aloud to be kids, and had a wonderful childhood. When i got married and moved out of my parents home, I had to learn how to do things on my own, and i thought that it was fine..I found my way around doing all the chores, and it was not very hard to do, all it took was a lot of common scene, and a lot of trial and error. But i learned. I new how to cook because that was something that i loved doing even at a young age.
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@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
11 May 09
You didn't find hard doing it because maybe you enjoyed doing it hehehe ^_- TY dlr297
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• United States
10 May 09
I hated it!!!!!!! But now that I have a family of my own, I feel that ALL children should learn the lesson of RESPONSIBILITY in their lives...maybe it is the fact of the consistancy of doing the chores that is the real lesson...if at an early age one does not have responsibilities how in the heck are they going to learn to get and KEEP a job?!!! Parents have the right ideas...maybe not just how WE would do it...but none the less....a GOOD lesson is being taught...Learn ON!!
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
11 May 09
LoL Okay I will I will hehehe TY Landerson
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@lazeebee (5466)
• Malaysia
9 May 09
It's useful to know at least some basic household chores, not so much for marriage life. When we live on our own, as students or working out-of-town, we will have to take care of our room/apartment/house, and do the cleaning and washing ourselves.
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
10 May 09
Thank You ^_^ Actually I never thought of that hehehe.
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@born1989 (177)
• India
9 May 09
yeah this is very much in india though. girls here have to learn the household chores. family's here think girls are the only one to set the house after marriage. they feel their girls should know all these works since later after marriage they have to do this. well now a days things are chnaging 7 even boys are learning the household chores.
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@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
9 May 09
Well that's good hehehe ^_-
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• United States
9 May 09
I think regardless if you are a boy or a girl it is important. To know how to cook, and clean after yourself. It's a part of life, nothing to do with when you get married, it's your going to grow up one day and be on your own. I have taught my son and daughter how to cook, do laundry, etc.
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@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
10 May 09
Now I'm learning how to cook diff. viands too ",
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@andy77e (5161)
• United States
10 May 09
You have no idea how bad it is to not know how to cook. I can't cook, and oh its horrible. Everything I try, I kill. By the time I am done "cooking" I can't eat whatever I started with. Learning to cook is a big plus. BIG BIG PLUS! I wish my parents had taught me how to cook.
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• United States
10 May 09
It's funny you say that. When I was younger my mom was always after me to teach me and I just didn't want to do it, so I never learned, hey I was good with just pasta. That used to be my diet. When I had kids, got married, well HAD to learn. I still learning now, (always been great with desserts though). So thank god for cooks.com and allrecipes.com, and my taste buds I teaching myself while I also teach my kids.
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@redsponge (557)
• Malaysia
11 May 09
10 years ago, I was like your classmate who did not do house chores at home. My mother used to complain to relatives and friends that I am a lazy girl. My father told me that I can skip doing house chores at home, but then I must know how to do it. At least, I must learn how to do laundry, some simple cooking, clean the house and etc. Besides from cooking, I am quite good at doing the rest. He just want to make sure that I can survive when I am away from home. But then again, not only girls should learn to do the house chores. The guys also should learn it too, as they will leave home one day to further studies or for career. Ah, one more thing, after 10 years, I realize that it is important to learn all the basic living skills when you are still young, you need them when you have a kid. In life, it is about learning, never get bother with it. The more skills you have, the better you can manage your life.
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
11 May 09
Thank you redsponge thank you ^_^
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• Malaysia
11 May 09
You are most welcome. I am just sharing with you life experience. This discussion just makes me think back what and how I once was! Thinking back those "sweet days" when I was always go opposite my mother is a little bit childish, well, who does not have their younger days! I sound like I am really old now! Hahaha...enjoy your day!
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
11 May 09
LoL You too ^_^ TC",
@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
16 May 09
It is not about whether we get married or not. I mean even if you dont get married, how long are we going to depend on others for doing our household chores. Either on our parents or on servants. Even someday will come when keeping or hiring servants will get expensive or difficult. And you should know the household chores just so that you value the work and know that these chores too are hard work.
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@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
17 May 09
Ohhh O_o yeah maybe Hmmm I see...I see ^^ TY anuraa32
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@CJscott (4195)
• Portage La Prairie, Manitoba
11 May 09
Okay, here is what I have to say about household chores. EVERYONE, boy, girl, man, woman, in between, dude, dudette...You get the picture, should know HOW, and be WILLING to do EVERY regular house hold chore, as it needs to be done. This includes, dishes, laundry, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, toilet bowl cleaning, tub cleaning, sink cleaning, and for the extra fussy, dusting, as well as windows. The sooner they get done, the sooner they are done, and then everything is neat and tidy. The thing with teaching girls is extremely traditional, and in most, not all but most cases it is reserved for the highly traditionally catholic areas of the world...south east Asia comes to mind, the Philippines especially! It does happen else where, but from the scores and scores of people I know from all over, the folks from there have it ingrained the most. It is the twenty first century, it is time every person be able to care for themselves, and their homes.
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@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
11 May 09
Okay okay point taken hehehe ^_^
@csrobins (1124)
• United States
11 May 09
It's not hard to learn them, it's just hard learning how to be disciplined and do it and see the importance in it. Anyone can clean, hopefully well, but not everyone sees why they should or has the ability to get down and dirty and get it done. My mom taught me both. I grew up in a strict military type family.
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@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
11 May 09
Oww...strict military type family? Scary... Yeah I agree it's really hard how to discipline oneself. ^_^
• China
11 May 09
I think it's very important!At least, the household chores is the thing you must do every day! How can you imagin the life you are living is full of dirty shirts and feculent shoes?And when you want to have breakfast, there's no food you can eat,just some fresh meat before you! So,it can be regarded as the ability to live alone. But if you'll have your own familiy, your husband can help you with some of the boring chores.
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@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
11 May 09
hehehe correct ^_^
@fasyahime (634)
• Malaysia
11 May 09
very important especially if you decide to live by your own! unless,of course you have bigger income,you can just hire the assistant,but for those who just made a living,learning this skills is very essential!you definitely don't want to have blackout(if you use wrong plug) or your house full of dust and rubbish,right!huhu!
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
11 May 09
Yes I don't want that hehehe ^_-
@ladygator (3468)
• United States
11 May 09
Well I think that both girls and boys need to learn how to do as much as they can as to not worry so much about that part of the aspect behind choosing a partner. If thats all you look for then you are in trouble. You need to know who they are inside and not ONLY what they can do. There are bound to be things you cant do that will only compliment someone that you get along with very well.
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@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
11 May 09
"learn how to do as much as they can" hmmm I agree with that hehehe ^_- Thanks ladygator ",
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@andy77e (5161)
• United States
9 May 09
Every skill you have, no matter what it is, will be useful and helpful to you later in life. It is a good thing, and you will be a blessing to your family for it.
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
10 May 09
I will be a blessing....nicey-nice words andy. Arigato hehehe ^_-
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@Hedwig (284)
• China
9 May 09
I think it is important to learn household chores for everyone,not only girls. Because household chores, in my opinion, are the most basic skills to be independent. Being able to do some basic household chores means you can take care of your ownself without other ones' help. Besides, some of the chores, such as cooking, can make our life more interesting and colorful.
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@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
10 May 09
Thank You for the answer ^_- I gotta remember that the household chores are the most basic skills hmmm(nod)(nod)(nod)
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@Margajoe (4718)
• Germany
9 May 09
Your parents are right. This helps you later on in life. You become more responsible and independent because your parents tough you this. I did not understand this when I was young either. But it is true. I think it is pathetic when a grown women comes to me for advice about house keeping. These kind of women (men) look stupid to me, hahaha! (No offense please, that is just the way I think.) They are either spoiled or lazy. hahaha! Everyone in there right mind knows how to do the household chores. Even men! Take care.
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
10 May 09
Maybe some are really spoiled hmmm...^_-
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@cmy1004f (381)
• China
9 May 09
Mum also said to me alike your parents', she said that whether I wanted to married in the future, it was important to learn housework, especially to change my lazy habit, should be turn to diligent. God! When I heart that there was a decision in the heart, to me the best way alive in the future is don't marry forever.
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
9 May 09
LoL
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9 May 09
Funny that - my mother made my sister and I clean the house, do the washing, shopping and anything else you could think of. My brothers were not made to do anything! I think ALL children should be shown and encouraged how to do household chores so that when they are out there on their own they can look after themselves and/or share the duties with their partners. It is unfair of men to think that household duties are womens work and they just sit on their behinds monopolizing the remote control........
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
9 May 09
Agree agree .
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@Preciousgem (1184)
• Philippines
9 May 09
Yes it's very important that we learn to do household chores, because it reflects of who we are as a person,so if we go to other places you can help in his or her chores in their house, if we leave their house they say that your great, and even if you have planed to marry your husband will say thank you to you for being such wonderful and awesome wife, that you learn household chores since you are a child, your husband would be proud of you.
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@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
9 May 09
Then I'll do my best in doing my household chores ^_^
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