Let’s face it. We all get lazy sometimes. We all have selective hearing sometimes. Right now our kiddos are struggling with both. My solution – an additional chore.
Here are some examples:
– For some reason Bubs has started leaving his pajamas on the floor of the bathroom instead of placing them in the drawer. When I find these, he gets an extra chore for not doing the first one correctly.
– When I ask one of the kiddos to put a specific item away, they have been placing it in the doorway of the room it should go. This is an additional chore.
What I like about this system is that all I have to say is “that is another chore” and then it is over. I would suggest that you have a mental list of ideas for extra chores though. This system teaches that it is better to do something right the first time. And…of course “B does not happen until A is finished” (Kevin Leman’s Have a New Kid by Friday.)
Have a system that is working well in your family? Please share!