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Chore Chart

I want my kids to be responsible and I dont want to remind them EVERYDAY what to do. 
I have been looking for a good chore chart that really fits my family need but none in the store is really for us.  So I thought, hey! I got all the tools I need why not make one! (I know, a lot had made these too! and thanks to them, I got more inspirations)

Here's the deal! I don't like to pay my kids doing their chores or their daily routine, I want them to take responsibilities.
(Things like ...from making their bed up until we kissed goodnight! -that shouldn't be paid right?) So i came up with a reward system (It wasn't much of a reward actually, since they already are playing their video games during weekends- I think I tricked them too! coz they no longer have to stay longer on video games or computers, or my phone and my tablet).  A 30-minute play pass for each night they finished - in that way I have them do their chores and limit their video games as well.. So if they don't do one thing from their chart, no reward will be given.

But... of course,  I want them to be able to help me as well on cleaning stuff in the house, some might say "it should be included on their responsibility" yeah! it is really right but, my kids never get any allowance from us, so I figured out this can help them save and earn their money.  from 10cents to 25 cents per household chart! not so bad right. This is also one way of teaching them to be responsible in the house and with handling their money.

This is the reward they get each night
Sample chores

Sample Paid chores: The code in the corner is for tracking what they did and logged on to their pretend passbook ( It is actually my never used check tracker that comes with our check books-will be posting it soon!)  

 I came across some blogs that says lunch money should not be regard as allowance, coz it is our responsibilty being their parents to feed them.. I think I believe it at some point.
My kids bring lunch 2-3 times a week, but mostly they want to get lunch in their school cafeteria. so I talked to them,
 and told them for each day they choose to bring lunch from home, the money tehy will save from not buying from the cafeteria will be added to your account ($2.00 is what they spend for a meal in school), and they like the idea.  I also told them they need to save for college too! so start with small money.  We keep track of them by logging it on the same passbook for their paid chores.
Hope you enjoyed reading! thanks!

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