Introduce the NEATLINGS Chore Chart for Kids that you will be using. Choose a quiet time and avoid any distractions.
Have the children select a colored deck and fill in, or decorate, their name label.
Show your children they will be learning about how to earn and manage money by earning tickets. They will earn tickets by doing common household chores.
Together, select chores that you would like your child to complete the next day. If there are chores that your child already does on a regular basis then you can set these aside as these may not be needed. I recommend selecting 3-4 chores a day. To begin, you may want to do the chores with your child or oversee them so they clearly understand your expectations.
One option is to offer double payment if they do all the tasks on their chore chart without complaint.
Time to Settle Up! Review what chores have been completed throughout the day and what has been earned. Pay them their tickets for that day and together choose new chores for the next day. These tickets can be redeemed for screen time, items in the family store, special treats, or even money. Pick the right time of day for you. A common time is in the evening once the kids have their PJs on. They will be excited to start planning what they will earn the next day! Make sure to be consistent and add this into your routine.
Another option is to offer bonus chores. If they select a bonus chore then they must put that one in their days pocket, complete the chore, turn the card around when complete.
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A parent decides to pay their child 1 ticket per completed chore; however if all four of the chores are completed for that day, without any complaints, they agree to double the tickets earned per chore. The child does all the chores without complaint and earns a total of 8 tickets for that day. Now for this example the parent is willing to pay .25 cents per ticket or they can each be used for 15 minutes of TV time. This child decides to use 6 tickets for 1.5 hours of screen time. Each day the child does the same thing. At the end of the week the child earned 56 tickets by doing 28 chores without complaint, redeemed tickets for 10.5 hours of screen time, purchased a lollipop and a tube of playdough at the family store, and pocketed $2.50
WOW! Twenty-eight more chores in a week and it cost you less than a good cup of coffee! Your child feels great about what they’ve accomplished, possibly spent less time in front of a screen, are learning new skills, and how to manage time and money!
Here is what your child gets out of the system and why they love it!
Kids love to learn and want to contribute. When they learn how to do new things they gain self confidence and a can do spirit.
This program gives children a way to earn rewards while contributing to the family unit.
When kids get bored and don’t know what to do, this gives them something constructive and meaningful to do.
Kids can get frustrated by the lack of control they have over their day. This program allows them to have more control. It empowers them with the ability to manage their own earnings and screen time (within the parents set parameters).
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