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Rita Pierson told a roomful of parents at the Ruston Civic Center that chores are important, and parents should not be “martyrs” by eventually doing the chores for children if they don’t get up and do them in a timely manner.

“If little Jessica doesn’t clean up the kitchen, wake her up at 2 a.m. and say it’s time to wash the dishes,” said the former special education teacher and assistant principal from Houston. “Kids these days when you ask them to clean up around their desk (at school), they think that’s the janitor’s job.”

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