One of the most stressful things about being a mother is having to keep the whole house clean and organized. Mothers with young kids experience this frustration the most because by the time they clean one part of the house, their children have successfully made another mess in another part of the house.
Implementing rules is another difficult issue faced by mothers. Kids will always try to convince you to let them do things. Sometimes they even become good lawyers for themselves! Arguments begin until both of you are stressed out.
But it doesn’t need to be that way. The pictures below show creative boards which you can try with your kids. By getting inspirations from these examples, you can get a solution where both you and the kids can agree with each other.
You can give your kids “Technology Tickets” which they have to present to you if they want to play video games. (from Ducks in a Row)
Or if you are a busy working mom like The Yellow Cape Cod, you can still be organized with your kids by having a “command center” where you can leave everything your children needs for the day in their tote bags.
Delia thought of a fun way to assign chores with a roll of some dice.
You can also start early teaching them how to earn money by putting monetary value in each chore. (from Family Sponge)
Or give them other forms of rewards everytime they hand you a task card they have just finished doing. (from Confessions of a Homeschooler)
You can also start a “race” between your children and see who has the most buttons under the “Done” area. (from A Spotted Pony)
You can also tell your kids to always keep their toys after playing if they want to avoid doing chores this way. (fromThe Whoot)
Aren’t they fun ideas? Try one and share with us your experience :)