The alarm is buzzin’ and it’s screaming, “CHORES!!”
It’s time for Baby Girl to take some RESPONSIBILITY and help her family out!
So, I’ve been on Etsy looking at some chore charts – because you KNOW how much I love Etsy (my previous sellers received a little love in their Etsy mailboxes today). I found one that I like that has Velcro tasks, days of the week, and pictures, but I want to be sure that the tasks are things that she can really do by herself. I am waiting for a response back from the seller.
Currently, we’re not doing too much with Alise as far as chores go. Sometimes I’ll ask her to take the silverware out of the dishwasher and put it in its proper place. Sometimes Wayne will ask her to get the bathroom trash and the trash in her room. The whole making-the-bed thing didn’t work…even when we promised to give her a dollar a day. We make her pick up her dirty clothes and put them in her hamper. Cleaning her room is still an issue. She requires “help” with that one.
So here are the questions:
Do you currently use a chart of some type for your children’s household responsibilities and is it working?
What specific tasks do you require for your 3-5 year old children?
Do you give your 3-5 year old allowances? If so, how much?
I read somewhere – during my Dave Ramsey days – that you shouldn’t give children an allowance, but instead, reward them for the “extra” things that they do. Not just their “normal” responsibilities. What do you think about that?