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TODAY   |  May 01, 2014

Law would require kids to do chores

A proposed law in Spain would set some specific guidelines for kids under 18: They would have to share responsibility for caring for the home and perform household tasks.

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>> question for the group -- what if children were required by law to do their chores and behave properly? it's every parent's dream. it actually may happen in -- spain. a draft law there already approved by parliament would set some specific guidelines for kids under the age of 18. they would have to take co-responsibility for caring for the home and perform household tasks regardless of age and gender. children would also have to be respectful to their parents and teachers and have a positive attitude towards learning. so the question is, how do you police this? how do you enforce this?

>> get in jail!

>> parents report the kids. take them away!

>> the germ of a good idea but will never actually happen.

>> it is against the law! think that would work at home? no. okay.