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It has been an ongoing battle with the girls and getting them to pick up their cloths, stuff, get ready in the morning without yelling because they are running late. I just had to share.<br><br>
This weekend we made a responsibility chart. We took round cutouts, dd#1 is blue and dd#2 is pink. We found stickers that represented each of their responsibilities like making their bed in the morning, combing their hair, picking up their cloths, getting lunches together and then all the evening ones too. They decorated the paper with stickers and I laminated them, and then put velcro on the back and on poster paper. Each night we put the morning responsibilities on the chart and they follow the routine in the morning. I have a time line they use as a guide, like they have to have their bed made and be dressed by 7:15 at the latest. When they have finished a responsibility then they take it down and move onto the next one. It has worked wonders for the past couple of days. The girls are up and they look on the chart to see what they need to do and they do it. They have been ready a half hour earlier each morning. But best of all no yelling, fighting or frustrated parents. We even told them we would start giving them an allowance each week as long as they continued to follow the chart (a little insentive never hurts).<br><br>
I think it has really helped to remind them what has to be done each day without mom nagging on them. It gives them some routine and some independance which they both crave. My girls are 6 & 8.<br><br>
I just thought I would share in case other mom's were tired of the little every day battles.
 

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I saw the same thing on Supernanny <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: , and the kids loved it. Glad it's working for you.
 

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I have never watched Supernanny. A friend of mine suggested it a few months ago. She was having the same issues with her daughters and discovered that they didn't really know what to do. She created the same type of chart to show them and to help remind them what they need to do to get ready for school each day, and to remind them what they need to do after school and into the evening. The whole evening isn't planned but homework needs to be done by a specific time and at 6pm the table needs to be set for dinner. It gives them a guide so they can play and have fun, but still get their basic responsibilities done each day.<br><br>
This has been a way to stop me from yelling and getting frustrated at them. It has also been a way to get me to stop nagging at them. It has been a much happier house for the past few days.
 

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That is great it is working for you!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Great Idea! Glad that it is working <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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