Mum invents genius system to get kids to do chores - and other parents love it

Mirror Online 0 month ago

Getting little ones to help out around the house can be as difficult as stopping them from making a mess in the first place.

If you feel like you've exhausted every option, one mum's brilliant reward system might be worth a go - and all you need are a few cheap containers and a whiteboard.

Mum-of-three Shelley Kozyra seems to have found a hack to not only encourage her two sons and daughter to help with tasks like cleaning their rooms and hoovering, but also to follow her rules on behaviour.

In a post on Facebook , she shared her system requiring her children to earn tokens to exchange for special rewards.

Other parents love the idea
 

With a whiteboard setting out the house rules and chores, there's also a section for each child with what they have achieved that week.

Each task or good behaviour earns Nate, Isaac and Leah tokens made from laminated happy faces, which are placed in adorable personalised buckets attached to the board.

Shelley wrote: "Full-time work and being mum to my beautiful three little ones Mr 7, Mr 5 and Miss 2 is busy and need all the help we can get.

"Aim is to work towards a number of tokens that they put in the buckets and trade-in for something they would really like."

It uses tokens for her children to earn rewards
 

When they collect enough tokens, they can be cashed in for outings to the movies, dinner, one-on-one time, extended bedtime, screen time or something from the shops.

The board shows Nate and Isaac had already helped out their mum cleaning rooms, putting in bin liners and getting off the iPad when asked.

It sets out which areas of the house the boys will be responsible for but it appears two-year-old Leah is exempt from the dirty work for now.

The trio can also earn tokens for behaving well, such as keeping their hands to themselves, using nice words and doing as they are told.

Other parents loved the system, with one commenting: "Love this! I love how you put a visual to bucket-filling!"

Another said: "This is so thoughtful and cute! Great job, mummy!"


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