28 December 2011

Chore Charts for Kids

There's no better way to motivate and keep your kids on track then with a handy and organizational chore chart!  After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, things can seem a little out of tune around the home, and that's where getting everyone back on track with an organized agenda is key.  Kids have proven to have better behavior and personal organization when there is an expected schedule for the home.  Chore charts are a great way to help everyone get back on track!

Goalforit.com has a wonderful chart system that can be used by the whole family.  Not just specializing in chore charts, they also offer behavior and goal setting charts, as well as to do lists.  Goalforit.com recommends the one key thing to remember when using a chore chart, is to keep your expectations.  We all know how it can be when our children just don't feel like doing their chores.  The one thing that is key in this situation is consistency from you, their parent.  It helps both sides know what to expect.

A great way to get children involved in the chore chart process is to ask them what chores they would prefer.  If you have more than one child, the children can pick and choose who gets what.  Maybe one child prefers doing dishes, while the other prefers folding laundry.  Getting them involved with an opinion in the process helps it start off on good footing.

So what about rewards?  Depending on the age of your children and how you personally want to go about it, rewards can help make chores less of a hassle and give your children something to look forward to after the work is finished.  Younger children especially seem to benefit from a rewards system for things like stickers, candies, small toys, etc.  If your children are older, their reward can be in the form of allowance.

I have to say that Goalforit.com is a great tool for getting your family on track and organized. They not only offer the tools to implement in your own home, they offer tips and advice to keep things running smoothly.  I know around my home, my four girls work better when expectations are laid out and followed through.  Though they are still younger and don't have too many responsibilities as far as chores go, they know what needs to be done and that they will get rewarded for their hard work.  I think chore charts are great for any family!

*Disclosure:  I wrote this post on behalf of Goalforit.com, in partnership with BSM Media.  I was compensated for my time regarding this post.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine and are not a result of any outside influence.

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