Saturday, May 24, 2008

What do you do?

If there is one thing that I lack it is definitely consistency. Routine and schedules with my kids is hit and miss. One thing I've accidentally started doing is Friday chore day. Yesterday I was trying to be more than just the drill sargent for getting chores done, so I put my non-artistic drawing skills to use and drew pictures of what the boys needed to get done in order to earn a date. Although the pictures helped I still had to verbally motivate and remind them to stay on task. Charlie loves to clean the bathroom - I think it's using the squirt bottle that he loves.

I'm wondering what others do to get kids to do their chores?


Heather said...

Oh dear - I'm not going to be of much help. But I can sympathize. :) I am continually trying to find consistency with chores and schedules. But every time I start one, I don't do it for more than a few days. I think I just need to find some self discipline. I am going to start a new chore chart when we get settled in our new house. I think the pictures are a great idea.

here are some links to my blog where i shared some articles and ideas on working together. i think i need to reread them myself so i can get some motivation to buckle down and do it all.

Heather said...

also, here is a link to a great idea from stacey julian to use popsicle sticks for jobs...