Let's face it, there aren't many adults who embrace an afternoon of cleaning chores, but someone has to do it. Getting kids to tackle the dusting or washing with good grace is probably going to be a challenge at first, but it's still an objective worth fighting for. One of the goals of parenting is to teach children to be responsible and self-sufficient. If you reap the cleanliness benefits of showing your child how to use the vacuum cleaner or the dishwasher, so much the better. Housework has become an equal opportunity task, and boys, girls, men and women are all encouraged to fold, polish and clear away the clutter. But where do you begin?