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Chore-Time

5 Sep

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.

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One Response to “Chore-Time”

  1. Susan Holmes September 5, 2010 at 3:12 pm #

    We did the card system. Every kid had a different color card. They put the cards back in the box when the finished the job. All the cards had to be put back in the box in the morning. I don’t know what would have happened if they didn’t get the jobs done because they always did. I guess they didn’t want to find out.

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