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Readers respond to stories on parenting.

A DIRTY WORD: CHORES

Agnes R. Howard’s article on the importance of doing chores in childhood was a breath of fresh air (“Put Them to Work,” March 3). My favorite line? “I’m ready for a competence revolution.’’ As a high school teacher and mother of three, I literally applauded when I read this line. What greater gift to this generation than the ability to take care of themselves and their environment? 

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