I admit it. I'm weird about routines.
There's good reason though. I know that without a good system, I don't follow through.
(Then I mentally beat myself up and it becomes a vicious cycle. You know what I mean?)
That's why I created a routine system for my kids.
⭐ Because I was tired of feeling like if I didn't do something, it just didn't get done.
⭐ I wanted to follow through on teaching them good habits and responsibility.
⭐ And I needed help from my family without nagging and losing my mind. 🤪
Do you feel the same way? If so, here's the simple 3 step kids system that works like magic:
1. Assign the Chores
First, each child has an assigned chore for each weekday.
We keep the chore on the same day every week. (Keep it simple)
Example for my son: Monday = dishwasher, Tuesday = pick up living room, Wednesday = help with dinner, Thursday = clear the entryways, etc.
2. Use a Set of Daily Routine Tasks
Next, my kids complete their routine each day.
We use our daily routine checklist (see our daily routine for kids here) and it includes things like their chore and good habits to get ready for school.
3. Follow Through on a Reward:
If they get everything done by Friday, they get screen time on Saturday afternoon.
This does NOT have to be your reward. It just happens to be what gets my kids moving. You may find that an allowance or reward coupons work better.
That's the basics! Chore ➡️ Routine Chart ➡️ Reward
Get this established and you'll be one proud mama in no time. (I can tell you from personal experience, it makes life juggling family and work 10x easier).
Get ready for that weight to be lifted friend!