Chores…so many, so little time. Over the past year or so I have tried out numerous “chore systems.” I have found failure in most, not because my kids won’t do the work, but because they seem to be more work for me to keep track of then they are worth!
So…as the new year started, I tried yet another plan…and this one is working. Because it’s SIMPLE:)
For our family, it’s working like this…kids are expected to do the basic chores (bed making, picking up their room, cleaning up toys, helping with siblings) for no money or compensation. We’re a team, and we all need to work to make things happen.
HOWEVER…I made a simple list of extra jobs they can do if they want to earn money. If they complete a job to my satisfaction, and to the best they are able, they earn a nickel. I know, my kids are little, and I can still get away with it! They keep track of how much they do each day and we pay them at bedtime. Some days they work hard and some days they don’t. It has also bred some healthy competition between my boys!
My kids are little, so the chores are simple, but still very helpful to me!
They love watching their money jars fill up and are learning to save, give and spend!
I am always curious what works for other families? Do tell!