Q2. How do you motivate your family to complete household responsibilities?

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  1. Libman

    Libman Administrator

    Motivating children to complete chores can be difficult. What techniques have you used to encourage participating in household responsibilities?
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  2. itsbecslife

    itsbecslife Well-Known Member

    We have a chart where use start stickers, when the kids get enough stars they are able to redeem them for prizes!
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  3. Angela Hendricks

    Angela Hendricks Well-Known Member

    We give rewards to my son for completing chores, going to fun places, experiences, things like that. Works great.
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  4. Erin Dear

    Erin Dear Active Member

    A2 Rewards!!! #CleaningAsAFamily
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  5. rose lew

    rose lew Active Member

    A2-I have found that reward systems seems to get their attention, Ice cream after we finish cleaning up or this weekend we can do this...
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  6. Avis Tucker

    Avis Tucker Well-Known Member

    A2) Monetary earnings; take to movies/skating/video game. Anything where they can EARN and buy something for themselves. It makes them work harder AND feel accomplished. Plus, we parents get what we wanted done. ;)
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  7. Paige Henke

    Paige Henke Member

    My older kids are all about earning money, so anytime we have a chore that needs to be done, we assign a monetary amount to it and it motivates the kids to get the work done. They still have normal chores that they don't get paid for but they do get paid for all the extra stuff that comes up.
  8. Avis Tucker

    Avis Tucker Well-Known Member

    FORGOT MY #HASHTAG-----> #CleaningAsAFamily
  9. Meena R

    Meena R Member

    I hate to say I bribe them, but I like to think of it as a motivator. For chores well done in a week, they get special rewards like an extra helping of dessert or going to a fun place they want to go. It actually works really well! #CleaningAsAFamily
  10. Amanda

    Amanda Libman Family Blogger

    We use a reward system on most things except their room. Told them that is just part of being in a household...picking up after themselves.
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  11. Oanh

    Oanh Member

    I told my nephews that if they help clean up then I'll take them to the park or trip to frozen yogurt shop
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  12. Marine Mama B

    Marine Mama B Member

    Allowances and special kids nights worked for us
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  13. Amanda

    Amanda Libman Family Blogger

    Icecream is a great idea for summer! I am adding that to the list of rewards. =)
  14. AngelaNicole

    AngelaNicole Member

    i like to reward them with something THEY are wanting to do. Could be going to the movies (earn movie passes) or an extra hour up or a chance to watch their favorite station on tv for longer etc.....
  15. itsbecslife

    itsbecslife Well-Known Member

    Reward systems are great, they are fun and teach responsibility too!
  16. rose lew

    rose lew Active Member

    We like ice cream as much as they do....so we are rewarding ourselves too lol
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  17. Libman

    Libman Administrator

    What types of rewards work best for your kids?
  18. Oanh

    Oanh Member

    :p we deserve a treat once in awhile too
  19. Libman

    Libman Administrator

    How does your family distribute allowance?
  20. ChristinaC08

    ChristinaC08 Member

    The only time we have used any kind of motivation is when our son wants to take another toy out to play with and there are already tons out. We let him know he needs to clean up and put stuff away properly before he can get anything else out. Typically he responds well to that because we point out that there is no where for him to play with the new toy.