Mom shows a simple chore chart she uses to get her kids to help around the house and they love it
One of the most difficult jobs for most parents is getting children to do their jobs.
But a mom has revealed how she encourages her kids to help around the house and the idea is absolutely brilliant.
Sydney mom Shelley Kozyra shared her smart chore chart on Facebook this week and has since gone viral.
In the post, the mom of three wrote: “The full time job and mom to my three beautiful little ones Mr 7, Mr 5 and Miss 2 are busy and need all the help they can get. “
“The goal is to work towards a number of tokens (plastic-coated happy faces) that they put in the buckets and exchange for something they would really like.”
“When you are ready – [they can get] a special outing (movies, dinner, etc.) one-on-one, watch a little later, time in front of a screen or an article in the stores. “
The mom-of-three idea is based on the principles shared in the book, Did you fill a bucket today by American author Carol McCloud.
The way the system works is simple: when her children follow the “house rules”, they receive a token, for example when they use kind words. However, if her kids are mean and kick or bite, they don’t get a token.
Shelly bought a whiteboard from Kmart and $ 1.99 buckets from IKEA for the system and explained to her kids that they can do household chores in exchange for the chance to do fun activities.
The painting shows that one of his sons was responsible for keeping the garden clean and cleaning the bathroom, while his other son was responsible for helping sort clothes and preparing meals.
Lots of other parents like Shelley’s idea.
One of them commented: “I love it! I love the way you put a visual to fill the bucket! ”
Another said: “It’s so caring and cute! Great job, mom! “
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