Summer-time (or any time off from school) can turn into lazy-time if we aren’t careful (by “we”… I mean the parents). It can be easy for us, as parents, to just let our kids lounge around and hop online or turn on the TV when they are bored, but my husband and I really try to keep a limit on those things. That is where our home rules come into play.

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Summer-time (or any time off from school) can turn into lazy-time if we aren’t careful (by “we”… I mean the parents). It can be easy for us, as parents, to just let our kids lounge around and hop online or turn on the TV when they are bored, but my husband and I really try to keep a limit on those things. That is where our home rules come into play.

reward system based on 'real world' -- kids earn chips for good behaviors and chores, then turn them in for things they want. they also lose chips for behaviors that aren't acceptable. (this is the chart I created for my little nanny-kids)

reward system based on 'real world' -- kids earn chips for good behaviors and chores, then turn them in for things they want. they also lose chips for behaviors that aren't acceptable. (this is the chart I created for my little nanny-kids)

we are doing this! each chore is explained by what needs to be done, less time needed going over it, again and again.

we are doing this! each chore is explained by what needs to be done, less time needed going over it, again and again.

Living, Laughing, and Learning: Congrats! You're Grounded! FREE editable and printable chart for disciplining your children

Living, Laughing, and Learning: Congrats! You're Grounded! FREE editable and printable chart for disciplining your children

The first week of summer break brings to light the need for a little structure around our house. I’ve been using a new to us system for tasks and chores around the house with my older kids and it’s been really motivating for them, so I thought it might help some of you too. I’m... (read more...)

Simple Chore and Reward System Your Kids Will Love + Free Printables

The first week of summer break brings to light the need for a little structure around our house. I’ve been using a new to us system for tasks and chores around the house with my older kids and it’s been really motivating for them, so I thought it might help some of you too. I’m... (read more...)

Summer Activity Jars- Is it even possible for kids to do chores with no whining? http://www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/2013/06/Summer-activities-for-kids.html

Summer Activity Jars

Summer Activity Jars- Is it even possible for kids to do chores with no whining? http://www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/2013/06/Summer-activities-for-kids.html


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I have been on Pinterest for awhile trying to find a chore chart for my little guy. Finally I came across this one . You can go to that web ...

I have been on Pinterest for awhile trying to find a chore chart for my little guy. Finally I came across this one . You can go to that web ...

Age Appropriate Chores for kids with free printable chore charts. Printer friendly version available on website.

Age Appropriate Chores for kids with free printable chore charts. Printer friendly version available on website.

I'm pinning this so I have it for later. It's a chart where the mom gets to choose the severity of the punishment and the kid gets to choose how to get there... Love it!

I'm pinning this so I have it for later. It's a chart where the mom gets to choose the severity of the punishment and the kid gets to choose how to get there... Love it!

Reward coupons for a reading reward chart.  Make a chart for the week and decide on how much she needs to read for the day/week.  When she reaches that goal she gets one of the rewards.  Stay up 15 minutes later, more screen time, etc.

Reward coupons for a reading reward chart. Make a chart for the week and decide on how much she needs to read for the day/week. When she reaches that goal she gets one of the rewards. Stay up 15 minutes later, more screen time, etc.

Cute idea for parents! Every good thing your kid does reward them with a button to their jar. At the end of each week they can get money or continue to save. Great money idea for young kids.

Cute idea for parents! Every good thing your kid does reward them with a button to their jar. At the end of each week they can get money or continue to save. Great money idea for young kids.

Back to School Chore Charts - helpful as your kids transition from summer adventures to a more structured every day routine jdaniel4smom.com/

Back to School Chore Charts - helpful as your kids transition from summer adventures to a more structured every day routine jdaniel4smom.com/

These free printable coupons can be given to your children as rewards for good behavior. It's a great way to have silly fun while rewarding your children.

Rewards for Good Behavior (Free Printable

These free printable coupons can be given to your children as rewards for good behavior. It's a great way to have silly fun while rewarding your children.

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