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  1. February 2, 2013
    amy

    These are so awesome. These are sellable.

    I love Lucy’s response to it, PRICELESS! She definitely does have a mind of her own but she is 2. Totally explains it.

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  2. February 2, 2013
    Tara

    Thanks, Amy! I’m trying to figure out how to add a more visual aspect to them (pictures, etc), without cluttering them up entirely.

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  3. February 3, 2013
    Callista

    Count me on being torn on them…I don’t like the whole do it and get a reward thing. But that is me and my “issues” but I love the idea of lists and chore charts. Catch 22 sort of.
    I’ve thought about a bedtime one that doesn’t involve a prize, but is like a check list to help get rid of the “I need this” bullshit fiasco or the “I have to pee” because oops mom forgot about it (so the list would help me too haha) and then use the check list as sort of “weapon” well we already checked off, pee, drink, hugs, story, yadda yadda yadda so tough luck kid haha.

    we have friends that do rewards charts and I can’t stand the way the kids use it, like “oh mom I just put my shoes away, so I should get a sticker” I’d much rather be like “wow thank you for putting your laundry in the hamper, that really helps mommy” and treat them once in a blue moon for being awesome and helpful. But I can also see how an end goal in sight can be a motivator for some kids. Ugh yeah I’m so torn on them hahaa. I’m also a list person, I love lists and checking off things, which is what draws me to chore, good deeds etc lists. But my lists aren’t for prize per say, they are for a fridge full of groceries, a clean house, a packed suitcase, presents bought etc, reminders.
    Sorry not at all trashing your chart, I do think it’s cute and you had me thinking “oh yeah I need to get that chart made/bought for S” but rereading your “intrinsically” vs “extrinsically” paragraph makes me lean more towards skipping it for now ha.

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  4. February 3, 2013
    Tara

    Yeah, it is a tough one, isn’t it?

    I think that it works well for Lila, but it could definitely backfire for some kids (or end up just becoming a tool for bribery). It’s important to choose goals wisely too. We have decided to refrain from choosing goals that are “things” and instead go for experiences. This way, the family gets to do something fun together, and it doesn’t necessarily have to cost money.

    I’ve seen charts used as only a checklist (and not a rewards-based chart), where it’s more of a reminder for kids. It might be something to look into.

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  5. February 3, 2013
    Mary Stark

    I think business offices need these boards…

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  6. February 3, 2013
    Shannon

    I love Lucy’s goal of “wearing clothes for the day”.
    She’s one of a kind.

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    • February 3, 2013
      Tara

      Oh, I know. Only my kid would need that for a goal. Shit.

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  7. February 3, 2013
    Tara

    I’m actually working on something that would be more pertinent to businesses, but instead will be a way to keep myself – as a house manager – organized. Hubby has already teased me about my plans, but I’m excited. I can’t wait to work on it, and then curse like a trucker as the vinyl folds and creases and sticks to the wrong places. I’m a masochist, what can I say?

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