Motivate Your Child to do Chores
Performing chores teaches your child responsibility. The Chore Chart is simple to use. For younger children, once they’ve performed the activity, they can add a sticker or mark, such as a smiley face, to the chart. For older children, they may just want to check off that the chore has been completed. If you are not printing the chart, then you can simply use your keyboard and add a mark as your child finishes each chore. We provide a list of Age Appropriate Chores for you to choose from or you can use your own.
It is up to you as parents if you want to provide your child with incentives for completing their chores. One idea, if you are using the character charts, is to provide your child with points for completing their chores and doing a quality job. Another option is to choose from our list of easy and fun Incentives.
For some children, it works well to do chores and homework before fun activities. If the child knows they have to do chores before anything else, they will learn to do it without being told. Once your child gets into a routine, they will feel a sense of accomplishment. Everybody in the house will be happier because your home will be more peaceful and your child will be learning good work ethic.