Family Contributions Pt 2.

I’ve woke up this morning with such a fantastic thread of complimentary comments on my Family Contributions blog over on my Facebook profile.  Thank you 😍

I’d just like to take the time to thank you for reading my posts, it really does mean the world to me. ❀

So in answer to your questions….

Where did I get the sheets from? 

I made them

How did I decide how many contributions each child does?

Each child does twice their age: 13 x 2 = 26 (26 over seven days is less than 4 contributions a day)

How was it decided who would do each task?

Originally I made a list of the contributions that I felt were acceptable for the girls to do.  I then put them individually on small pieces of paper and let the youngest pick one first.  I had twenty five tasks, with a view that the girls had 5 tasks each.  (Girls were ages 13, 12, 9, 9 and 7)  They each took a turn and when it came to the final two picks each, I separated the tasks to more age appropriate to allow the younger girls to select the easier tasks.  After a couple of months of trial and error, I reevaluated the tasks and switched them around a bit.  They are given more contributions than they need to do (age x 2), but that allows them the freedom to not do any contributions should they have after school activities, or not be ‘in the mood’ to help around the home.  We have a weekly tasks sheet that is separate to the Contributions list, which breaks down the week into days and is a visual reminder for the girls which tasks is theirs to do on each day in the morning and in the afternoon/evening.

What’s the purpose of the other contributions that are not assigned to a child?

This is to allow the girls to be recognised for helping around the home over and above what is assigned to them. Making tea/coffee for guests, watering plants, cleaning the bathroom (like that ever happens!) and such like.

What’s the parent special credit?

This is where Peach or I give the girls an extra credit for going above and beyond. I have given credits for acts like being the only child that takes their water bottle out of their bag at the end of school, or the only child that has took their dirty plates and cutlery into the kitchen and put it straight into the dishwasher without being asked and for kindly helping her sister tidy her bedroom without being asked to.

Is it possible to get a copy of the Family Contributions file?

Absolutely – download it here ……

Is it possible to get a copy of the weekly tasks file?

Again, absolutely – download it here ……

Thanks again for taking the time to read my blog posts.

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