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Monday, March 12, 2012

Child Labor Endorsed Here

For at least 6 months I've been on a quest for the perfect chore chart. I'm lacking in the brain cells department lately so I've been scouring websites for an idea I could steal. About a month ago I found the holy grail of chore charts. I love it! It is simple enough that both boys can understand what's expected. It allows me to keep some chores the same everyday (get dressed, make bed, brush teeth) and adapt chores for more "deep cleaning" on the weekends. Here it is folks ...



 
And here's the proof that it works ...


 




Once the chores are done the boys get to take the sticker from the envelope and put it in the right spot.




Now I have a habit of starting things with the kids, being energetic for a couple weeks and then losing steam. I consider this chore chart a success because it has lasted over a month in our house! An accomplishment indeed. The kids are pretty programed with their morning chores. A few days a week while I'm making dinner I give them some new afternoon chores. And one day each weekend they get some more difficult chores in the "$" envelope and they get reimbursed for their labor. I love this particular chore chart because it allows me to teach the kids that some chores we do just because that's part of being a family and some chores actually earn a monetary reward! Once they've earned a few dollars my goal is to move toward teaching some money management skills: saving, giving and spending! Get Ready boys. Momma is on a roll.

3 comments:

  1. Love it, what website did you get it from?

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  2. Oops! I linked it above. THought I did that in the original post.

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