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Give even young children their own jobs to do. Make taking out the garbage, feeding the family pet or setting the dinner table an ongoing responsibility. Toddlers can match socks, fold washcloths and dishtowels, dust or dry the plastic cups and bowls, with supervision. Let their responsibilities grow as they do. Teaching new skills as they mature. Your home is their home and their compensation is a nice place to live and parents that aren't too tired to go to the game with them.