Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Goalforit Chore Chart!

Hi Neighbors!

Here is a great website you will want to visit.  It is called Goalforit, and the Chore Chart that is available is wonderful!  I am definitely going to be using this again!  I will probably wait until we get back from Chicago, but I really like this idea.  You can go in and design a chart for each of your children, young or older!  There is a kid's chart or a teens and tweens chart.  You get to basically design your own chart.  Add the chores you want, and if they don't already have it listed, you can add it yourself.

Child's Chore Chart

I love the themes!

From Goalforit:

I created Goalforit as a "passion-project" to try and help people of all ages bring more focus and personal success into everyday life by recognizing, developing and capitalizing on their own unique strengths & abilities.
That said, if you have any suggestions on how I can make the experience better on Goalforit, you can contact me directly by clicking on the “Contact Us” tab above.
Wishing you great success in all that you do ...  and I hope you find Goalforit helpful.

 Goalforit is totally free.  Just sign up with your email and create a user name.  They do have other goal setting features, but I want to stick with the chore chart.  Gave you ever purchased a chore chart in a store, and then been disappointed, because it had chores listed that you child was not required to do, or there was not room to add the important chores you did want included?  Chore Charts from Goalforit are the answer!  Create them the way you want them to be.  Only add what you want to keep track of.

Here are some of the chores!

The Teen or Tween Chart.

To start out, you choose which chore list you need, child or teens and tweens.  Enter a name for your chart, your childs age, and male or female.  You can choose to receive daily, weekly or monthly email notifications regarding your chart.  For the children's you can choose a theme.  They have some really cute ones!  After this is completed you then can add chores from their list, or make your own.  You can choose from Chores and Responsibilities, which includes things like; make your bed, get dressed, water and food for pet, take out trash, etc.  There are many more.  Next you can choose Behavior Goals; No hitting, be polite and don't raise your voice.  Healthy Habits are next; brush your teeth, wash your hands and take a bath.  Then if you find something is missing create your own.  I did one children's and one teens and tweens.  The teens does not come with themes. Online, they can choose a sticker to mark the chores done.  Or if you really want to, you can print them off.  Personally I believe online is best, why waste all that paper.  The teens you click on and it marks it with a check mark.

Some of the Teen and Tween Chores.
Another feature is, they can earn points.  You can set a point value for each chore.  You can then set up a reward system. You can make a list of rewards, and how many points must be earned to receive that reward.  I know my daughter is going to enjoy this!

Now, a few recommendations of my own:
1. Start out at your child's level.  Remember their age and don't overwhelm them.
2. Start with the most important chores, and help them at first with remembering to accomplish their chores, and to mark them as done..
3. Be sure your child understands what is required.
4. As they proceed and are making progress, slowly add more items to their chart.
5. Explain the chore, and even walk them through it a time or two.
6. Make this fun also.  Reward them for accomplishing their chores and having the proper behavior.

I really recommend that my neighbors go by and check this out.  It could really be a benefit to your family.  Be sure to stop back by here and leave a comment if you do, and tell me what you think.

Disclosure: I did receive compensation for this post.  All quotes are taken directly from the Goalforit website.  All thoughts and opinions are mine.

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