Gem Jar - positive reinforcement "Daddy and I are excited to tell you about a new way we’re going to reward the great things we see you guys doing every day. These are your new Gem Jars, and these are the gems. Notice there are big gems and little gems? I’ll tell you why in a second."
31 quarters in the jar at the beginning of the month, every day that they do not do their chores, they lose a quarter. Whatever is left at the end of the month they exchange for cash and the quarter jar is refilled. Not to do "allowance" for chores, but rather teach chores/responsibilities as how they contribute to family. Interesting perspective.
start the new year with a new behavior system that builds on the positive and helps establish routines!