The Chatterbox

The Chatterbox

News and views from the staff of FamilyEducation.



Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I love that her chore chart looks sort of like a board looks like fun! I've been really pondering a chore chart for the kids. And putting a $ amount on it. I like how yours is on a sliding scale, I think that could really work. And if the kids had a little money of their own, that may help with the constant request for "treats" and vending machine change. Going to give it a little more thought, but you've given me a good start so thanks!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

We find the charts work well for both kids. We have to tweak and alter L.'s constantly, as everything chart-like has a real shelf life with him. T.'s chart stays pretty much the same. We add things we want to target after she's "mastered" the other things we want her to learn responsibility for.