Want to have an effective chore chart? Follow these tips!
Make chores age appropriate. Obviously a three year old can’t wash the dishes, but they CAN put their toys away in a box. The earlier you start chores, the better. Your child will realize that helping out is part of their responsibility as a member of your family.
Break the chores down into smaller tasks. For example, a chore entitled “clean your room” is too broad for a child to digest and then execute on their own. Smaller tasks, such as “pick up clothing” and “put away books” are much easier for a child to do.
Determine what you want the reward or consequence to be. Every family is different. Some families want to offer their children a reward for completing chores, others have a consequence if children do not complete them. Its up to you. Whatever you do, make sure that you are not rewarding them with more items that become clutter!
Finally, ask your kids what chores they like to do, and when they like to do them. While no one LOVES doing chores, they are necessary. However, involving the whole family in deciding what needs to be done and when, you are increasing your chances of success by gathering input.
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