Lately I have struggled to get the kids to help around the house, they have been cheeky and not abiding by our rules so I decided something needed to be done!
I saw something on the internet where a mother wrote a list of chores to do to earn points to get out of being grounded but I wondered if it could work as a reward chart too.
So I got to work making it all up and put it all on a cupboard downstairs that can be seen every day!
I had to think carefully because I didn’t want to make getting the points too easy and having to pay out huge amounts at the end of the month but also didn’t want to make it impossible.
I also had to think about rules because I didn’t want them taking advantage of it. For instance they are both (particularly tween) is terrible for cleaning their room but it being a mess the next day, so one rule is that the bedroom has to be clean for a week before you receive the points.
We’ve also added that a chore can only been done if it actually needs doing, no doing an easy job every day, just to add points!
I thought I best include a consequence for bad behaviour too, so 10 points will be taken away.
And lastly I had to add that half a job will result in you only getting half points because I can’t count the times they have said they’ve done a chore but it’s been doing very badly.
As you can see we have given them a few different targets to achieve as it gives them a choice and more responsibility.
The third bored is their names and the points they have gained. I have told them that only I can add the points as I want no cheating (sometimes they forget I was their age once)
And of course last but not least, my loo roll pen holder! Seriously considering being a craft blogger 🙂