Chore Chart Ideas
I need help. I mean my kids need help. I have three of them. They are all different ages and they are at different skill levels. I need a chore chart that will evolve with their skills and let me add seasonal chores to their list. I needed chore chart ideas.
That lead me on a hunt like no other. I really wanted to find an easy to use system that provided the support I needed . I think people believe that you need a chore chart to make sure your kids do their job. I actually have always used a chore chart so my children could see their accomplishments. I wanted them to have a “record”, if you will or a visual report on how everyone including themselves contribute to a family. I think it is important for a child to see how and where they fit in. I want them to see how their jobs relate to other members of the family. I want them to see what everyone else has to do. Most importantly I wanted a chore chart because they create successful children:
This post was written by Cheryl. Cheryl is a veteran speaker, experienced parent, and Certified Parent Coach. For over 25 years, Cheryl has encouraged and equipped parents with practical advice and wisdom for the real life challenges of raising kids. Her common sense approach, experienced insights, and personal stories will delight audiences and fuel their passion to be an intentional parent.
These are the 5 reasons why a chore chart creates successful people.
1. Implementing a chore system that requires children to do tasks around the house helps define structure and consistency to expectations. You can establish routines: daily morning chores, help mom with the evening meal, chores after school or dinner, and Saturday chores when you have a bit more time. The consistency in the routines creates the practice which forms the habit of helping.
2. When you implement a system of chores that are daily for all children but then also have jobs that rotate, children learn fairness – everyone who is part of the household learns to contribute to helping it run smoothly and that means everyone takes turns at the more distasteful tasks.
3. Requiring chores builds accountability and the opportunity for children to learn responsibility. We want to have our children grow to be self-governing and to learn how to manage their property and the duties expected of them. These lessons learned in the home are valuable in every other arena.
4. When families require the accountability of regular chores, parents have occasion to address many other character issues: obedience – doing what you’re asked to do; thoroughness – completing a task and doing it well; initiative – seeing what needs to be done and doing it without being asked; perseverance – learning to do something even if you don’t feel like it. Children become successful as their character is refined.
5. Teaching children to do chores helps establish a work ethic – the ability and the willingness to work. This ability and mindset learned at home translates to success in the classroom, on a sports team, learning to play an instrument, and someday, succeeding in the work world.
Children should start chores at a young age (start at 3) – if you don’t know what to expect, download our free “Age Appropriate Chore Guide” at: www.familytools.com <——-
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