Hopefully, I’m teaching them some responsibility and accountability all while lessening my housework load. So far, the girls only get money for birthdays and an occasional Tooth Fairy visit, but it’s also important for me to help them realize that the amount they earn is directly correlated to how hard they work. Chore charts are definitely the answer in our household. If you’re unfamiliar with chore charts, they’re basically a visual method to help kids (or less responsible adults, as it may be…) understand tasks or chores that are assigned to them, as well as tie some sort of reward to fulfilling those tasks.
I’ve rounded up twenty-one chore charts that really do work. For some all you need is a printer, and others are a bit fancier and involve some creativity and craft supplies. If your kids are highly motivated by rewards, the simpler ones will do the job, but if they’re particularly visual, trying a fancier chore chart is probably in order. Check them out in the slideshow.
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