Create Your Own Chore Chart
Are you having a hard time getting your child to do his/her chores at home, potty training or even remembering all the steps that he/she has to do to get ready for school, bedtime routine etc? Create your own chart is a great motivater - I used a princess picture on mine when my daughter would always forget her bedtime routine and she loved going to her own chart to check off every step that was done. You can create your own catagories and everything - worked like a charm, especially if you let your child choose his/her own theme.
Melissa, I had the same problem with my son. But then I was watching Super Nanny and the trick is to offer a reward. Nothing outrageous. Keep it simple. It could be as easy as giving them a gold star. If the child is older, the stars alone don't work (they work on my little ones). Then they must accumulate let's say 10 stars or 20 stars in order to get a DVD like Kung Fu Panda. They have to work for the reward.
I'm trying this out right now and it doesn't seem to be working for me. I made the chart had their favorite colors on it got stickers (I have 2 boys) and put it on their door, it doesn't seem to motivate them even when I ask about it. What am I doing wrong?
I like some of the other options on this link also. Thanks for sharing. We have summer camp here at my house for various kids and this link will help with some of the planning.
This is so easy, just made one for my son who needs some potty help.