We have officially entered into "Birthday Season" around here! February, March, April, boom, boom, boom!!! No break. So, something that is on my mind is changing the kids responsibilities. Along w/ presents, they get more chores!!! ;) I don't know how y'all come up w/ age appropriate responsibilities, but I stumbled onto this great little article a few years back and we've been using it as a guide ever since. Giving kids responsibilities around the house is so important. It teaches them so many things and makes them feel like a vital part of the family!
I don't know if this will be of interest to anyone, but I'll go ahead and share how all this works in our house. As you can see in the picture above, I have made a little "flip chart" for them w/ pictures and words. On the first page I have their "Morning Habits." These are the things they are expected to do every day! I finally added this page b/c I was SO sick and tired of going through the list. "Did you brush your teeth? Did you make your bed?" etc. Anyway, then there's a page for every day of the week (except Sunday) w/ their responsibilities for that day. It has worked so well for us. Suzannah has hers memorized, but the visual is still helpful. It actually helps me stay accountable too. Instead of putting it off, I just have to reinforce what is already on paper.
Like I said, this post may serve little to no purpose, but I was about to have to change their charts up and thought there may be someone out there that could get something from that link.
Hope you all have a Happy Valentine's Day and a wonderful weekend! :)