Chore Chart Help from Titus2
Chores and children. Saying those two words together probably invoke thoughts of impossible, nagging, tough. It doesn't have to be that way! Instead picture the synergy of a happy team thoroughly tackling a needed job together. It won’t happen immediately, but yes, it is achievable.
The Missing Chore Chart Link
The chart looks nice on the wall, but the child soon gets distracted. The dog is just begging for attention, and after petting him, the child realizes he is thirsty, and the distractions only continue. You then enter the picture and encourage the child to get busy with his chores. He doesn't remember what chore he is on. So, back to the chore chart you go only to repeat the cycle.
The Chore Chart Solution
As we struggled ourselves with a workable chore system, the Lord gave Steve the idea of ChorePacks. ChorePacks are like a mobile "to do" list the child clips onto their clothing. We spent countless hours and resources working to develop a sturdy, child-safe ChorePack. The book, Managers of Their Chores, and included ChorePack system has helped thousands of moms across the world manage this important area of chores.
Do you realize training your children to do chores is actually part of training them for their future? You'll discover the book is about more than just creating a chore system: you'll find the book packed with practical help, including two chapters about Mom's and Dad's attitudes and chores and preschoolers.
"I have just implemented the Managers of Their Chores. Wow! My children are consistently doing their chores, and I am free from the daily burden of trying to do it all. Now I know it will get done at a certain time and my children are growing in responsibility and independence and obedience. Thank you for such a wonderful resource."
Advice from Teri
Don’t completely redo your chore assignments. Just revise a few of them. Give each older child two or three new chores. Look for ones that you have been doing that you can now hand off to them. For chores the older children are keeping, have them swap some chores so they get experience in multiple chore arenas. Assign each younger child one or two new chores that had been assigned to an older child and have the older child teach the younger child to do the chore. Make up a ChorePack for your younger children--even your two-year-olds can have a ChorePack. Schedule time into your day to work with your children teaching them their new chores and helping them become proficient in them while you have more time to invest in the instructing process.
Timely Encouragement on Children's Chores
Watch Teri Share the Secret to Overcoming Chore Challenges
|Family||# of Children||Ages||Summary|
|Family A||2||7, 5||Very detailed, each day of week, morning, noon, evening.|
|Family B||3||10, 8, 6||Fairly detailed, each day of week, morning, non, evening; including Saturday chores that vary per week.|
|Family C||6||7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1||Text-based chart, fairly detailed, primarily very young children, daily-based, morning, noon, and evening.|
|Family D||3||7, 5, 3||Simple chart of daily chores that includes time estimates.|
|Family E||4||11, 9, 7, 5||Detailed chart, primarily text-based for younger children with chart for 11 and 9 year old.|
|Family F||3||9, 7, 3||Chore system based on two-week cycle (one set of chores during week 1, next set for week 2).|
|Family G||4||16, 14, 10, 9||Chore Chart written out in explanation-style; daily and Saturday chores.|
|Family H||4||9, 7, 6, 4||Chore system with chores varying per day of the week|
|Family I||1||10||Simple chore chart for 10 year old boy (detailing chores for each day).|
|Family J||4||16, 9, 7, 2||Detailed daily chores as well as weekly listing, text-based.|
|Family K||2||10, 6||Text-based description of chores for two young boys.|
|Family M||5||16, 14, 10, 7, 4||Daily chores for children with three separate categories (one style of chores for older, different for younger, and very simple list for youngest).|
|Family N||5||10, 8, 7, 5, 3||Text based chore system showing morning, lunch, dinner, afternoon, and weekly chores.|
|Family O||4||9, 7, 3, 2||Chore system per day of the week with Saturday chores.|