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Monday, January 16, 2012

Chore Chart

I haven't yet used a chore or behavior type chart with Kayla, or Lucas, but there's no time like the present to start!

I think the biggest issues we're having right now is keeping their playroom clean, and getting through the pre-bedtime routine. It feels like it's just a constant verbal reminder from us ... "ok get your pjs on ... stop doing that...stop fooling around... time to brush your teeth...pick up your toys...put this away...you know where this goes....you know that doesn't go there..." We sound like a broken record.

So we're trying this Chore Chart in the hopes that a visual chart will help them follow through on what they need to do without falling in to the 'nagging parent' trap. I know I could've tried this a long time ago by just creating my own chart, but I'm lazy (and not creative) like that. Besides, why re-create the wheel when this 100% free, pre-made chore chart is out there for me to use!

I can select a theme based by age and then there are different options for the chores you want filled in on the chart. You can also assign each chore to certain days of the week each one needs to be one. It can either be printed off or used online. When used online there are different sticker options that can be used when the chore is complete.

At the end of the week you pick the result of whether they did a great job or need improvement based on how well they did completing their chores. There is also an optional point system for additional rewards. You can assign each chore a 'moolah' point - the points go in the 'moolah bank' where you can assign different rewards based on their points.

Here's hoping this will bring about a positive change in helping Kayla and Lucas be more responsible for doing what they need to do ... without us calling after them every 5 seconds.

This is a sponsored post from Mom Select and Goal For It.

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ckbrylliant said...

playroom and clean can't be in the same sentence!!!! I hear you on the bed time routine though. Someone is always so hard to tame and the kid is always changing!!

To Love Endlessly said...

why re-invent the wheel? Chore charts will certainly be on our to-do list as the kiddos get older and their hard of listening skills become more refined.