Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Penny Chores

There is a way that seems right unto a man but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Children need something to do in their life.

They don't need harrassment.

They need chores.

Chores are not harassment, they are a way to keep the child healthy and strong.  Capable of overcoming obstacles.

In our home, we use the "penny jar" method of fulfilling chores.

Each "little task" that a child completes, allows the child to get one penny.

If the child spray's one appliance, the child gets one penny.  If the child does it with a sour face.  He still gets one penny.  If he sprays and wipes down the appliance with a smile on his face and joy in his heart, he gets two pennies.  One for doing the job and one for good attitude.

If a child solves a rubix cube or some other intellectual challenge, the child gets one penny.  If the child has a smile on face and decides to do another challenge like study astronomy, the child gets two pennies.

See where I go with the penny jar approach.

The child will get one penny for cleaning toilet, folding a certain number of towels, helping cook some soup and other such things.  The child will get an additional penny for positive attitude.

I'd give a penny for other positive things in the childs life too, like going sledding, brushing teeth, solving a bible crossword, baking some cookies for a neighbor in need and so forth.

Are there times where the penny can get taken away?  Yes and no.  If the child does something bad, he will have to do "penny chores" he doesn't like.  If the child was "cheating" and didn't really do the chore or something else sneaky, the penny gets removed.
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