What are some behavior/chore charts that actually work?

Wendy - posted on 10/01/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have a 4 year old little girl and a 7 1/2 year old boy and BOTH need something to tame their behavior. Of course there is the sibling rivalry and also having a hard time getting them up and out in the morning for school around 6-6:30 really am in need of a routine schedule that will work. School hours are 8-2. Im just so tired of things that I try to do not working!!! Any suggestions are very welcomed!!!!

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Michelle - posted on 10/03/2011

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I've tried various chore charts. From stickers, magnets, check marks, etc. Finally, hit upon the one that works for my boys which is marbles. I typed up a sheet for them. They each have their own with chores, things I want them to learn like their phone number, address, listening, etc (based on age), etc. Depending on the chore or whatever they get a certain amount of marbles. They made their own marble jars from jumbo vitamin containers. When the jar gets full they get paid.



That means they are responsible for their own chores. Yes, I remind them to do them and then remind them that if they don't do it their brother is going to get paid before them and have more money and more marbles in their jar. Boy,they didn't want their brothers beating them on marbles or getting paid.



I don't really do it to much anymore, because chores isn't really an issue anymore. I tell them and they do it. Whenever they want to do their marble jar then I go through the list with them and tell them what they have earned.



I have also gone through and with the older boys have crossed out chores that they got one marble for. They now have to do those as part of the family. The ones that cost 2 or more I lowered them and added more complicated chores.



Good luck.

Tamyra - posted on 10/02/2011

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When my daughter was little I tried the sticker charts. I sat down with her and told her things we would work on and let her pick a few as well. I also let her pick the design of the chart and the stickers we would use. It worked for awhile and then I used a magnetic chart that I found at Target. I also let her help choose the reward if she got all of her stickers. It's tough to know what will work. I had to experiment with different charts. I think keeping them involved will help so they don't see it as punishment.

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