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  • Re: Chores

    Hi Norma, Welcome to the world of homeschooling. I have been homeschooling for the past four years. Usually I can keep the schooling confined in one room, my dinning room, but since we moved into a smaller house, we now overflow into the living room, and bedrooms as well as the kitchen and dinning room...
  • Re: Chore wars!

    This reminds me of a method I used once with one of my sons. It was housecleaning day. Our plans were to clean the house thouroughly all morning and then meet some friends at the park for lunch. We were going to buy lunch at a fast food place to eat at the park. One of my children simply would not work...
    Posted to Homemaking in our Homeschool (Forum) by PaulaF on 05-31-2008
  • Re: Chore wars!

    Relax...let his dirty socks sit there and pile up. He will get the picture. Go to McDonalds or something. Your baby is only small once, please enjoy every mingoute. This is a wonderful time. Let your 3 year old pick out clothes for the baby. Give her a doll baby(baby born) like your newborn baby. Then...
    Posted to Homemaking in our Homeschool (Forum) by bcjkab on 02-11-2008
  • Re: Chore wars!

    We have 3 children ages 8, 11, & 14. We decided to have a chart with cards that they can choose from. Each card holds a specific chore with the amount that they get for that chore. They have to wait for me to tell them which of our stack needs to be done, then they get to choose. They do get paid...
    Posted to Homemaking in our Homeschool (Forum) by tarck on 02-08-2008
  • Re: Chore wars!

    I like the ticket idea. It's a good lesson, too! I've adopted a card system. My girls start the day with a small stack of cards that each have basic chores on them. By the end of the day, all of their cards should be back in the box... if they still have it out, it still needs to be done. I've...
  • Re: Time Management

    I think it really helps to have a supportive spouse. One who knows that what you are doing for the kids is the more important than the laundry being put away or having a few dishes sitting on the counter or a floor that needs to be vacuummed. It's hard to stay on top of it all. Then, on top of household...
  • Re: Chore wars!

    Elsa, Toddlers and preschoolers can be challenging! I know, I have a 23 month old--the youngest of 4 children. He can make messes much faster than all the rest of us put together can clean them up! :-) Some things I have found to be helpful are: Limit the amount of clothing, toys, puzzles, books, etc...
    Posted to Homemaking in our Homeschool (Forum) by PaulaF on 01-19-2008
  • Re: Chore wars!

    We have a ticket system in our house. Chores are divided into morning, afternoon, and evening, and weekly. All chores must be done, done well, and done w/o reminders in order to earn a ticket. For example, when morning chores are done you get a ticket, when your weekly chore for the day (vacuum the bedrooms...
    Posted to Homemaking in our Homeschool (Forum) by hsmomx2 on 01-17-2008
  • Re: Chore wars!

    We started using a program by Dave Ramsey that teaches kids to manage money. My kids are 11 and 9. They now have charts on the fridge that tell how much money they have earned and/or saved. It also has a place to post a picture of something they are saving to buy. Then below it tells how much they need...
    Posted to Homemaking in our Homeschool (Forum) by sparkysgirl on 01-16-2008
  • Re: Chore wars!

    What about young children? I have a 3 1/2 year old, who is extremely active, and changes her clothes about 15 times a day (trying on anything that is pink, frilly, sparkly, 'turns around' like Cinderella, or other exciting things she can find), and then leaves them around. I tell her to pick...
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