Monday, September 26, 2011

My Job Chart - The FREE Online Chore Chart & Reward System For Your Kids

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.

14 comments:

latanya said...

I like the idea that the kids are apart of the process, so they do not think that mom or dad are making them do things they do not want to do.

Rachel said...

I really like the whole points/rewards thing being on there for them. I could see that being a major incentive-being able to see it and check on it and things themselves

lewalk said...

How awesome!!! I wish I had had this when my daughter was little. I am going to tell all my friends with young ones though. Not only does it make them want to do their chores, it makes them feel like a part of it and big to be able to do it on the computer.

lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Nikki said...

I like the incentive tracking feature; especially since it is tracked by someone other then the parent or the child, a neutral 3rd party. It reminds me of going online to track a bank account :)

Amy V said...

great idea!

sueparks2003 said...

This is so cool. Parents and children are part of it. It is a more grown chore chart then used before. I think it is a win win!
Gladys P

susie said...

I like the principle especially if their parents reward themselves in this manner already (shopping)

Leanne said...

I love that! We always had the paper version, too, that wasn't any fun!

liz said...

Like it too!

lulu said...

This is so neat, I love it!

swedEnesefamily said...

Sounds great...can't wait for mine to be able to read!

Miranda said...

This sounds like an awesome idea!

LiliumHigh said...

This is such a great idea and gives the kids a real way of seeing what is expected of them. Thanks for the great website as I had never even heard of it before.

Sally G

Shantel said...

Such a great idea, love this