"Common Ground": my little corner of the blogosphere where I talk (a lot-wink) about the things that matter most to me: My relationship with my Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, homeschooling, adoption, homemaking, parenting, "spousing." (yeah, yeah....I know that's not a word.....I made it up-it’s my blog-I can do things like that! Ha!)

Since my life isn’t all that different from yours, hopefully we can find some COMMON GROUND & learn from each other. Please share your thoughts!

Through the Lords’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness!
Lam. 3: 22 & 23

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Teaching them Work Ethic...

How many different approaches to children’s chores do you think are out there?

Probably as many as there are families that care about it! Ha!

WE have decided to try the following approach for a while:

~For every chore completed (to Mom’s satisfaction) on each child’s list, they may take one marble from MY jar & place it in their jars.
~Ana can have marbles removed for:
*Failing to do her jobs
*Leaving dirty clothes/shoes laying around
~When their respective jars are full, Nat gets to go out for dessert w/ Mom, Ruthie-dinner w/ Mom, & Ana-an overnight get-away w/ Mom.

So far (we have been at it now for about 48 hours), there are no dirty clothes laying around & jobs have all gotten done!

We shall see how well it continues!

Wish us luck!


Anonymous said...

That's a really cute idea. You'll have to keep us posted on how it turns out, I might want to try that one. I've been stepping over coats, shoes, and toys all day.

Kim & Dave said...

I'll keep you posted. :)

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