Thursday, April 15, 2010

Getting Kids to do Chores!!??

I have tried a lot of different ways to get my children motivated to clean their rooms. It is often frustrating for everyone. But, I have found something new that we are trying. We are now using an online chore chart ( .

MyJobChart is a free online tool. It combines fundamental principals from leading childhood psychologist and cutting edge technology. MyJobChart is a great way for children to learn to work and save. Three easy steps will get you and your child started.

1. Assign jobs for your child. It can be anything from homework to cutting the grass, or anything else that you can imagine. It is totally customizable. You can make MyJobChart fit the needs of your family. The jobs show up immediately, ready to be checked off.

2. Your kids can log on and view their list of what jobs need to be done. They can also see completed task and plan for rewards. Parents can leave little notes to help motivate them along. MyJobChart is a great way for kids to learn to manage their jobs and earn.

3. Parents set the rewards. You will get an email or text message when your child completes a job or gets a reward. When kids save up enough points, they can redeem them for rewards. Kids learn to budget and manage their rewards, along with having a sense of a job well done.

My children and I sat down together and created each of their job lists. It is very fast and easy to set up, even for multiple children. They both were very excited and I have already seen some results. If doing chores is a battle in your house, I would encourage you to give it a try.

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