Sunday, May 19, 2013
How Chore Charts Will Work for You
Once you've assembled a database of applicable chores, create a chore chart. In the chart, there should be the list of chores, the frequency of the chores and a box that can be checked one the tasks are completed. The list of duties should be specific. Take out the trash. Feed the dogs in the mornings and in the evenings. Empty the dishwasher. Before you start the chore regimen, show your children what you expect with each chore so that there are no surprises. Once he or she has the hang of it, let your child handle it on his or her own. Unless they need to be reminded, don't nag. Instead praise your child once he or she has completed the chore. The chart is an excellent way to monitor your child's progress. The next step is to agree on an appropriate allowance. For younger children who complete tasks such as making their beds, clearing the table or preparing their own lunches, start with a dollar or less a day. Find an allowance that you feel is fair.