I am one of those parents who believes that kids NEED to learn how to do age-appropriate chores while they grow up.
And not just those "pick up after yourself" kind of jobs -- but the BIG, heavy, put-some-elbow-grease-into-it kind of work.
I know this is not always a universal belief but hear me out for a second ...
When we were all younger, we didn't grow up with many of the conveniences that our kids have today.
Some of us grew up in a house without a dishwasher.
Some of us had to help hang the laundry outside to dry.
NONE of us had the convenience of texting a friend to complain about "all those chores" we had to get done before we could hang out together.
Honestly, sometimes I get the feeling that because of all the conveniences that exist, kids think that things will just 'automatically' get done for them -- but that won't be the case.
One day, your kids will leave the house and find out that they won't be able to afford a cook, housekeeper and lawn service on their income (not that most of us can afford those -- but as parents, we often tend to serve in these roles ;)
So at our house, we have this saying "Everyone lives here; everyone chips in to help"!
That goes for weekly chores and also the big, once a year jobs like Spring Cleaning too!