Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Respect, Responsibility and Obedience Reward Chart

Firstly, can I say how chuffed I am with my blog's autumn makeover! I wasn't sure if I would bother at first, because in the summer, I spent hours agonising over the different backgrounds before I decided which one I wanted. No such troubles this time. I knew straight away which one I wanted. The boys all love it too. Every time I open the blog with Alasdair on my knee he points at the little scarecrow and smiles! 

Moving on, I received an email this morning from Christian Stay at Home Mums (sorry, Moms) telling me about their new reward chart for Respect, Responsibility and Obedience. I thought it sounded like a really good idea.

We don't have reward charts in our house any more. The boys have various chores to do, and I am thankful that they do them without any form of bribery, although please don't imagine that they do them with a spring in their step and a cheerful demeanour every time! That is certainly not the case, and there is often some amount of sighing to be heard when it is time for someone to set the table or tidy something away when they would much rather be playing Lego! Still, the chores get done, without much fuss, and that's what matters to me.

I thought this reward chart sounded good because it deals with attitude as well as just the things that need to be done. I like the idea of the boys using their own initiative and not having to be nagged into doing something. I like the idea of them showing respect, especially for each other (my middle two boys could be known as the sandpaper brothers sometimes, the way they rub each other up the wrong way!) I also like the idea of having a  basket of rewards with little things like pencils, stickers, silly bands, football cards etc in it. They can then choose their own reward from this.

The reward chart can be found here. I'll keep you all posted as to how it is going in a few weeks!


  1. Your blog makeover looks really nice. :)

  2. This chart sounds wonderful. I love hearing about the boys and how you all do things. I loved your expression of sandpaper :)

    Kirsteen your blog looks BEAUTIFUL!!! I noticed it right away! Every detail is so sweet!

    I love hearing about Alasdair. He sounds like the sweetest little bug.


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