The parents should tell them which is good and which is bad from the very early age of the kids. Then the minds of the children will get tuned in a proper way. Then once the child is about 14 to 15 years we should start giving them small responsibilities. We can ask them to get some items from the nearby general stores etc. At that age only we should give them some works in the house also which can be carried out easily without much problem. Then they will slowly understand life and they will start taking responsibility on their own.
K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Pampering a kid too much and not giving them any responsibilities often end up making them fearful about the new and different tasks, but if they are habituated to doing few tasks and chores they don't fear new things and are ready to venture into the difficult task for future life ahead.
Sending them to market for buying household supply, asking them to make some tea for elders, or helping their parents and grand parents in few tasks which they are capable of but in a very polite manner and not depending on them for these things and neither hampering their other activities is not a harmful thing to do. But this should be done without any discrimination on the part of the gender of the child which is often the case in India.
Every child should learn basic survival skills in a step by step manner.
"It is hardest thing in the world to be good thinker without being a good self examiner"
In earlier times because of poverty or lack of financial resources the parents were forced to take work from the children since an early age. So that was a blessing in disguise because under that constrained life the children learnt everything during their childhood itself. Today the situation is entirely different because most of the parents are not taking any work from their children and on the contrary they are actually pampering them and that is creating bad habits in the children. Frankly speaking we should take work from them as early as possible so that these things are inculcated in them deeply and then they remain active throughout their lives.
Knowledge is power.