Our oldest child has ADHD. Trying to get him to just do the daily stuff means constant reminders (even with meds). A few weeks ago we developed an easy chore charts for kids that will finally work for both of us….really trying to get an ADD mom to be diligent with an ADHD kid…not the best scenario. I had to streamline our system so we could both keep up. We put together a list of chores and assigned a compensation amount to each one. We first wrote it out on a piece of paper and got jar to put the money he earns in it.
After a few weeks of seeing the chores work I decided to make a hanging chore chart. I went to Ikea and bought a frame 11×17 frame. I created the chart on my computer and printed it on colorful scrapbook paper. You can download it and customize it at the bottom of this post! I finished it off by adding a few stickers to the mat and put it in the frame. The glass allows us to use a dry erase marker and check off each chore he does. At the end of the week we add them up, pay him, and erase it to do it again.
We also added a few penalty’s for things like not hanging his backpack up and dumping it in the floor. For these he will have money deducted at the end of the week
We hung it across from our Family Command Center which opens into our kitchen and family room where we spend the most time. Notice the sign says “Because I Said So!” I keep hoping it will sink in someday
If you would like a copy of Garrett’s Chore Chart you can download it here, I am sure some of your chores will be different but if you open it in a word document you should be able to edit it to fit your needs!