Chores, Parenting

Spark Motivation and Get Chores Done

Parents know how challenging it can be for children to complete chores and tasks around the house. Sometimes there’s begging, nagging, and even occasional punishing. But, those things aren’t required. Incentivizing good behavior, recognizing effort, and rewarding completion can make chores a lot more fun for everyone. Just like their ever-evolving interests, kids are only […]

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ChoreMonster, Chores

FamilyTech Lightens the Chore Load

This is a review from Jenny Kepler on her family’s use of ChoreMonster, Landra and Mothershp. Jenny is a family therapist, parent coach and mom of two. This review was originally published on Jenny’s blog. In my profession and personal life I spend a lot of time thinking about how to make the healthy shift from […]

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ChoreMonster, Chores

Chore Instruction For Children

Imagine you’ve just completed a project for work and you’re eager to share it with your boss. Confident you’ve done well and eager for her to sing your praises, you enter her office saying, “Ta-da!,” only to be met with a mild reception. Instead of immediately complimenting you on your efforts, she immediately begins fixing […]

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Chores, Parenting

What Chores Should Your Child Really Be Doing?

All you have to do is mention kids and chores in the same sentence and parents start rolling their eyes. Coming up with a chore system is stressful because so much planning goes into it, and even then kids don’t always want to pitch in. From power struggles to choosing the right chores for your […]

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Chores, Learning

Why You Can’t Take Away ChoreMonster Points

Photo credit: Lotus Carroll via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA One of the most common feature requests or changes we have heard since ChoreMonster started, and that we continue to hear, is one that we will not change. I know, that sounds a little stubborn, if there are enough people asking for a feature change, we […]

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Chores

Spring Cleaning: 5 Outdoor Spring Chores For Kids

Photo credit: woodleywonderworks / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) We recently talked about Spring Cleaning in this post outlining how you can get rid of the stuff in your house, make a buck or help the needy. And all the while, make it fun using ChoreMonster. Today, it’s time to […]

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Chores, Parenting

Too Busy For Chores

Photo credit: USAG-Humphreys via Foter.com / CC BY I ran across an old article from the Wall Street Journal recently that talked about the fact that many teens have no idea how to do laundry. But what caught my eye wasn’t the fact that many teens have to do their own laundry for the first […]

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