It was a simple table I had created with five or six jobs listed on the side and the days of the week along the top. I had to print a clean one at the end of the week, and well…it just never happened.
I never really came up with a reward system, either, even though he seemed thrilled by just being able to check them off.
My friend said she used myjobchart.com for all four of her children. Since I had trouble keeping track of my one, I thought I’d give it a try. We love it!
Here’s how it works. You set up a simple username and password for you and your children. There is a list of suggested chores that you can assign (daily, weekly, or whenever), and you can also make up your own. Each job has an assigned number of points, but you can adjust them if you want. When your child finishes his/her chores, he can log in with his own password and click off the ones completed.
Points are earned for each job, and the points have a monetary value. Your child can choose to Save, Spend, or Share his points/money. The website is in partnership with Amazon.com, and you can select prizes from their site. That’s what we did, and Jacob can see how many more points he needs before he can buy a certain item. He also has the option of setting the money aside in a savings account or sharing it (sending to an organization online or for church).
I like the program because Jacob can log in every day and record his jobs by himself, and I just get an email notification. It gives him a reward to work toward, too, without a lot of work on my part, making us all happy!