I remember as a young teen my mom would print out this basic, simple chore chart on white paper, and write in our chores for the day, or week (if she was feeling adventurous!). I also remember that this system was not very effective at keeping us focused, and excited to do our chores. The motivation was just not there for any of us as kids. As a blended family of 8 kids of very different ages, we desperately needed some sort of organization and order to keep our house clean and in order. Luckily, we all survived. I just wish it was a bit more pleasant!
Kids are now growing up in a fascinating "digital age". A paper chore chart just isn't going to cut it anymore. Now we have a better way to communicate chores and tasks to our children. Created by a dad of 6 kids, My Job Chart was originally intended for his own children. This free program is clearly thought out, easy to navigate, and a very successful program for many families. In fact, 116,923 kids are currently using My Job Chart and hundreds more are added every day!
With My Job Chart, parents assign chores to their kids in a motivating, fun manner by offering rewards or incentives that are tracked through this online program. Your kids earn points (values set by you) as they complete their chores, which can then be used to save, share and spend. This opens the door for valuable conversations with your children about financial fundamentals, work ethic, responsibility, and appropriate rewards for their hard work.
Watch this short video about My Job Chart and learn a bit more about how it can help your family.
Your kids will have a clear picture of what is expected of them by this style of online chore chart and what they can earn with their points. They are part of the process, and will see what is required of them to earn a specific reward they want. Parents can customize rewards and they don't have to be actual money or have any value. With access to charitable organizations and Amazon.com through My Chore Cart, sharing, saving and spending is all at your fingertips if you choose.
Now that kids are back in school for a new year, help them stay focused and structured at home with My Job Chart!
Disclosure: I received monetary compensation in return for posting this information and learning about My Job Chart through their website. These are my completely honest opinions above based on my own experience and may be different from yours.