Okay it is hard for me to admit that I just don't have it all together. But, lately it seems like everything is just a little crazy. No matter how hard I try I just can't keep up with the household chores. I realize that it is time to ask the kids to help out more. I have in the past been really good at having job cards for the kids. Lately I ask them to do things and they do them. I have noticed that I usually don't get much help that doesn't accompany fussing. I know that if I am consistant in whatever we do they get used to the routine and just do the jobs. So, I am trying to revamp the old system and make it new again. So my question for you is how do you divy up the jobs. I have had jobs separated like so..... Each has a room to vaccum and a room to dust. Each has a sink in the bathroom to clean or a mirror. These are usually done only on Sat. The older children are paired up with the younger ones on some of the items. Doing dishes, they each have a part of the dishwasher to unload (i.e. plastic cups, silverware, glass cups and plates, misc. stuff) I usually load and have the oldest handwash any pots and small things. We have no dinner setting table routine. On weekdays they have usual chores(i.e. teeth, hair, bed, putting away laundry). SO how does it work in your home? How have you seen it work in others? Do you pay kids for doing their chores? If so how much? What ideas do you have for incentives?
I look forward to your ideas!