Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Chore Chart

Around here it is pretty hard to get little people (or big people, for that matter) to do chores. Especially without complaining. 


After searching through heaps of chore chart ideas, I finally decided to go with the "work for hire" idea. There are some chores that just need to be done because you live here and you are part of this family. Like putting clothes in the hamper, not on the floor and walking the dog and picking up toys. I don't want to raise a child who grows up to be a dissatisfied adult because life doesn't hand her everything she wants. Also, this way I don't have to nag. Visible cash is a pretty good motivator.

                                                         had a good list of chores and prices that I got some ideas from. I used a receipt holder to clip chore tags and cash. The chore tags were decorated with a Cosmo Cricket scrapbooking kit that had tons of little letters. I also use my mini alpha stamps again.

Help enforcing chores:
  • Don't expect perfection. This one is hard for me. I believe if it's worth doing, it's worth doing right correctly. See what I mean?? I have a hard time not correcting people.
  • Give praise for good work. 
  • Be consistent. Even if you are tired. I promise it is less work in the long run to make sure your child follows through.
Maybe now my house will stay clean so that when someone stops by and wants to see my craft room I can say yes, of course, and not have to cringe at every dirty sock and ding dong wrapper on the floor.

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  1. Did you make two? I'll need 5 years...


    1. Maybe I will have her so well-trained I won't need this one in five years.


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