Such an awesome idea - toys that are not picked up go in the ransom box and they have to pick a chore to complete to earn it back! A great lesson in personal responsibility. I don't know about calling it a Ransom Box though!
Don't miss these four simple steps you can take right now to create a chore chart that works. This in-depth post even includes four different types of printable chore charts, plus a helpful list of age-appropriate chores!
10 Things to teach your Sons about Girls. There was a good thought to remember that there is a young mom/dad out there somewhere training their little girl to be the kind of wife my son will need someday. Definitely a good challenge!
Age-Appropriate Chores for Toddlers ;) (murphy must have had kids)
I love to motivate our kids to do chores. I currently use my chore basket as a fun way to have our kids helping with chores, without having to worry about a chore chart. The kids have their age-appropriate chores
How to teach children to tell the truth. We can't expect our children to be honest if we are lying. We can't expect them to want to tell the truth if we scare and offer punishment. Discipline not punishment.