Charts make consistency in chores a breeze. Your kids know what to expect and what is expected of them. It’s easier for parents to make sure that they aren’t overwhelming their children with chores when they are tracking exactly what children are responsible for. Chore charts with rewards can also be a useful tool in helping children work towards a goal.
When first getting started it’s important not to add too many things to their chart all at once. Be mindful of their age and what they can accomplish. Sett simple expectations at the start so that they will experience accomplishment. You can then add more duties over time.
Keep them interested
As they grow older and can take on more, introducing new chores is a good way to help keep their interest in using a Chore Chart.
And when it’s time to add some new things, include your kids in the process by allowing them to think of new things to do or to help decorate the chart. What child doesn’t like to play with stickers?
Consistency is Key
Consistency helps kids develop a sense of responsibility as they will know exactly what is expected of them. Having a simple routine for using a Chore Chart can really help keep things on track and running smoothly. Used properly, chore charts can help things run more smoothly in a home, and also prepare kids at an early stage for future responsibilities.
It’s important to experiment to find out what works best for you and your family.
Lisa Bruce is a mother first and foremost to her 2 wonderful kids, wife, and Placement Manager at Nannies on Call.