Let's face it... my mom didn't want to have to get mad before we would help and as a parent neither do I. What I want is for my kids to be motivated to help on their own without arguing, fights, or simply wearing myself out in the process.
I struggled with this for a long time. Always feeling frustrated that I wasn't getting enough help around the house, worrying that I was letting my kids down by not teaching them how to do chores and also by not having as much time to spend with them. But like many parents I didn't want the fight and it seemed easier to do it myself. However when my oldest turned 9 and I realized that half of the time that I would have her at home was gone I started to feel panicky and realized that I needed to figure this out.
This is when I came up with a chore chart system that has changed our family life. Now everyone helps, everyone now has chore responsibilities and they also have chores in which they earn tickets that they can redeem for privileges, money, or/and screen time. My kids are happy and helping and it has been amazing! I no longer need to nag my children, they were (and still are) excited to do their chores, they are learning how to do new things, I have more time for me and more time for them and everything runs so much more smoothly. You wouldn't think they were the same kids. It was so amazing in fact that I decided to develop our chore system as a real retail product so that it would be available for other families as I wish it had been available for us when we needed it.
Chances are that if you are here then you are already familiar with our chore system, NEATLINGS Chore Chart System, but if not you have to check it out!! Click here to learn more about it and see how it works!
That is my story but I am not an educated professional in child development or education but as you can imagine I have done plenty of research on the topic. Which is why I thought it would be fun to share some video links on what the experts say about chores for kids.
July 15, 2016
NEATLINGS Chore Chart System is a perfect and easy to use tool that can be used to implement this type of system where your kiddos earn tickets for screen time.
June 2, 2016
May 1, 2014
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I'm a born and raised big city girl who decided to move to a small town so that my husband could follow his dreams of being a farmer. I'm not ready to move to a farm place as my husband would like but we compromised on a darling small town, with heartwarming people, a beautiful community, and an absolutely fabulous school. With the move I left my fortune 500 career and became a stay at home mom to my 3 wonderful children.