Kids hate chores.  We hated them when we were kids, we hate getting after our kids to do their chores.  It’s never fun, there’s usually whining, eyeball rolling, and muttering that goes along with chores (and that’s just from me – you should hear the kids!)

But, I found a handy new tactic to get kids to do chores happily.

A) Go to bank, get a bunch of dollar bills.

B) Give kids list of chores you want done, tell them each chore is worth some money, some more than others.

C) Put kids on honor system – aka, they police each other

D) Once they’re done, hand out dollar bills appropriately.  Let them know there’s more where this came from.

Worked like a charm.