102030Go! Kid Chore Chart and Accountability System
This week, a very blessed subscriber will win the 102030Go! Family Kit. It’s a full system at a $30 value!
Do you need some consistency in your home routine? Do your kids shirk off their daily chores? Are you running out of ideas on how to motivate them? Then the 102030Go! system is for you!
What do the numbers 10, 20 and 30 stand for?
- 10 = 10 minutes of Prayer and personal time with God
- 20 = 20 minutes of Independent Reading
- 30 = 30 minutes of Chores
The kit includes a magnetic prayer request chart to be hung for the family to see; charts for each child’s chores to be displayed; stickers with already printed chore suggestions, weekly checklist cards for each child and more!
The system is designed to train your children to be responsible for their daily work and accountable to you for their consequences or rewards.
I can’t tell you important this is to me as both a parent and a public school teacher. It is VITAL that kids receive immediate consequences for negative behavior just as they would receive immediate rewards for positive behavior. I have too many students in my classes who know nothing of consequences and are drunk on empty rewards. I wish I could hand this system out to each and every one of my students’ parents and not just on winner on this blog.
Since my girls are only 26 months and 11 months, I had to test this product on my friend’s children, who are 8 and 10 years old. I imagine one could start younger — and for me, the younger the better! — perhaps by age 3 or 4 providing that you adjust your expectations of what a younger child can do. My 26 month old is expected to pick up her toys and she helps me put away the laundry, but she can not do anywhere near 30 minutes of chores. Use your judgment.
My friend, Manni, graciously volunteered her son (8) and daughter (10) for this project. And I want to applaud them for even trying to stick with it as we were weathering Hurricane Sandy since they live in an evacuation area!
Of the two children, the older sister is a self-motivator, while the younger brother needs more prodding. The rewards seemed to provide much of the incentive needed to get him going, while the older seemed to simply enjoy the whole process. The cards provided food for thought for the kids, as well as gave mom and dad some conversation starters for their mealtime talks. My friend admits that the hardest part was keeping HERSELF consistent with using the system. The children never forgot about it and were eager to ‘play along.’ So, note to moms and dads – stay consistent with sharing the thoughts on the cards as well as handing out rewards and consequences otherwise you could unwittingly undermine your own hard work!
Overall, the experience was positive and I know you’ll have a positive experience, too!
Watch 102030Go!’s product video to learn how the Kit incorporates the “PICNIC” system of reinforcement:
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