My daughter (13 next month) have weekly chores. She also gets a weekly allowance that is not tied to her chores. If she doesn't do her chores, I take away privileges. If she does the chore but it's not done properly, I make her start over from scratch. For example, she is responsible for folding and putting her laundry away, if I go into her room and closet and it doesn't look neat, she has to remove everything (not just the stuff she just put in) and reorganize her drawers and closet. She never wants to start over so we hardly ever have a problem.
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Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 1 2/16/13 7:24 P
I know exactly how you feel. I have a 11 year old girl and she does everything half a**. One thing that people laugh at me for is I give her weekly allowance of $10.00 in quarters. When she don't do things to the full I make her pay me. It also gives me the chance to reward her for doing good things too. When she does something great she can earn quarters. It also works really good for her attitude.
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Fitness Minutes: (12,280) Posts: 122 2/6/13 11:02 A
My husband said that when they were kids (there were 4 of them) their parents used to have them take turns 10 minutes playing a game while the other ones clean then switch, ten minutes of cleaning while the other child cleans. He said it worked out really well at their house. I do not know if that sort of thing would work for you but you could try their favorite thing and switch......
Fitness Minutes: (12,280) Posts: 122 1/27/13 4:18 P
Well I haven't experienced this yet bc my little one is only 2 but have you checked out chore charts and rewards on pinterest? There are tons of great ideas and you could find one that works for you and your family.
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Fitness Minutes: (738) Posts: 375 1/25/13 7:45 P
I have a 11 year old girl and 13 year old boy. I have tried several things to get them to do chores . They know how to do them but they have recently gotten really lazy doing them and doing a 1/2 A** job. I know one reason is Im not home in the evenings so there dad has to check on it but he just got off a `12 hour shift and dosent feel like really checking it. I need some reward ideas other then money to get them motivated .
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