I’ve done my share of printing and laminating chore charts. Some have worked better and longer than others. All have failed at some point or another. Nick and I decided we wanted to work on cleaning as a family instead of having everyone assigned different areas/tasks. We came up with something that blew our own minds. I’m so excited to share this with you!
First, a word on our chore philosophy. We don’t require much. We want them to learn to be responsible and accountable, but we are not slave-drivers AT ALL. Secondly, we have never had set allowances. Occasionally, we’ve paid various willing children to help us with big tasks- all voluntary. We expect everyone to do something to help around here. They are part of a family. Families work together.
About allowance. I’ve never liked the idea of trying to come up with a payment plan. Who gets what? When? How often? Seems like just more info I’ll forget or flake out on. It also made me nervous about strife, competition and fighting among the kids.
Here’s what we came up with. I’m still wondering how this idea came to our heads! Thank you Jesus!