Getting kids to help with chores is a problem parents have been struggling with for ages! In my house, we go through spells of the kids all pitching in to do their fair share to times where we feel like we are begging them to lift a finger. Not what I had in mind, that’s for sure!
In recent years, the one thing that has worked most consistently for us is My Job Chart. It’s a free online program where you get to set up your child’s daily chores AND their rewards. Even personal hygiene can be included as a chore that earns your child rewards. Plus, you get to pick the rewards your child gets AND how many points they have to have to earn a reward.
My kids love it (from my kindergartener to my teenager) because it’s on the computer and more fun than the plain old paper and pencil charts we’ve used in the past. We are not a weekly allowance type of family. Instead, we’re trying to instill in our kids early that if you want to earn money then you have to work for it. This program has helped us do just that in an easy parent (and kid) friendly way. If you decide to give it a try, I’d love to hear how it works for you!