I have been working on a chore chart system and was so thrilled because I got my printer working! So, I printed out chore charts for the boys and a list for Fred and I to remember what we have to do everyday also and laminated them. I am now working on a couple other charts to perfect the system.
One thing I am working on is if they complete all the jobs on their chart in one week they will get to pick a prize from a small prize box. I need to collect a few more things, some bigger things for every single job well done and some smaller things for almost getting everything done!
then also, I am going to set up some jars with money in them. We have been having some difficulty with shouting, yelling and picking on younger siblings so I think we are going to lose a dime or nickel for every offense. At the end of the week whatever you have left is yours to keep, but if you lose it it is mine. I think this will get through to some of them more than others as they seem to value money very highly.
Do any of you have any creative methods of encouraging chores or behavior issues? I used to do all kinds of stuff with my brother to try to teach him to keep his clothes off the floor! I guess I got discouraged because i really tried everything possible and he still keeps a very messy room!