praising your kids: avoid praising your children about areas over which they have no control. This includes any innate and unalterable ability such as intelligence, physical attractiveness, or athletic or artistic gifts. You should direct your praise to areas over which your children have control-effort, attitude, responsibility, commitment, discipline, focus, decision making, compassion, generosity, respect, love,
Kids Chore Chart: I like this one because it has a fines area. That way even if the kids do the activity if it isn't done when or how you would like there is a consequence. Plus my kids like seeing their money add up and having one big payday. It really is working well for us.