Kids chore chart: prepare your kids for the afterlife
Let me ask you three simple questions: Do you use the children’s homework chart? Do you always ask your children to do their homework and other chores? Even when you ask them, does it seem like those tasks will never be finished?
If your answer is a ‘No’ to the first question and a ‘Yes’ to the second and third questions, then I know how frustrating this can be. This scenario in your home can be stopped if you consider designing the children’s chore chart. This can be done by drawing up a graphic schedule of the tasks that each child must complete and the time for them to do their homework. Some examples of household chores include cleaning the bedroom, washing dishes, taking out the trash, or putting clothes in the laundry room.
You need to make sure your kids stick to it by putting a check mark on the child’s task chart every time they do a task. It is encouraging for you and your children to look at the chart at the end of each week to see what has been accomplished. Your children will learn to manage their time better if there are tasks that were not completed.
After a couple of months, sit down with each of your children to discuss the issues. Further reinforce the discussion by informing your children about the reward they will get after completing the tasks listed on the child’s chart schedule. This will make your kids aim to accomplish each task according to the child’s chore chart schedule and do their homework.
The reward can be a lump sum of money or any type of gift for tasks performed each week. The decision of what you will reward your children is at your own discretion. But if you decide to reward them financially, then you are obligated to make sure that the amount is spent properly. By doing so, you train them to be financially smart. As a general rule of thumb, 50 cents for each child’s age works well as a reward. This means that an eight-year-old will receive $ 4.00 each week when each task on the list is completed. Again, be sure not to give any of your children this assignment if there is any unfinished work on the child’s homework.
Go the extra mile by creating a “bank book” for each of your child’s assignments. To do this, place each book in three individual money jars. This allows you and your children to do a simple audit to see how much of the allowance has been spent, how much has been saved, and how much has gone to help someone else in need somewhere.
In the end, you will find that the children’s chore chart schedule has helped teach your children the value of earning, saving money, being responsible, and managing time effectively. They also learn how to perform tasks and this makes them work hard. This prepares them for the afterlife.