ABOUT THE PRODUCT:
Household management training! Practical ideas for how to make a family chore plan work – from a busy mom of eight and foster mom of over fifty!
Includes the tried-and-true how-to-do-it cards now used successfully in many households, ideas for using the cards as a stand-alone system or to enhance virtually any other system you may currently use, plus tips on how to organize your household to maximize success.
88 pages; coil-bound glossy cover. $19.99
View sample pages here (Goes to my publishing site; you may order books there or return here to order.)
NEW!! Don't want to expose your family to toxic chemicals? Want to teach your children faster, simpler ways to clean? Norwex non-toxic, water-only cleaning instructions on select cards. Download/print cards here (not all cards are included; those not specific to cleaning supplies are still available only in the book.) Click here for free download
Getting Kids to Help at Home
Laying a Foundation (Part Five)
(excerpted from The Everyday Family Chore System)
by Vicki Bentley
(In an earlier article, we outlined the four basic principles that must be understood, the foundation upon which the methods or ideas in the how-to sections of this book – or any home management training program - must be built. These include:
- Have realistic and age-appropriate expectations.
- Establish rules or standards.
- Have a working knowledge of family discipline.
- Tie strings to their hearts.
Last time, we discussed a working knowledge of family discipline. We pick up here with the fourth principle.)
Books and CD's are non-returnable.
Kitchen items returned within 30 days of order are subject to a 20% restocking fee and must be returned in as-new condition in original packaging.
(Of course, in the case of a defective product, the item would be cheerfully replaced!)
"...The first two parts of the book include information on training the child how to complete a cleaning assignment thoroughly, but the most valuable part of this book is contained in the third part - the How-to-Do-It chore system, complete with reproducible cards and job labels. As the parent of an autistic child, my son has to be told EXACTLY how to do something each step of the way. I can’t just tell him to "go get your dusting done." I have to remind him each time what needs to be dusted. The job card in this guide about dusting gives a list of items to dust! So, he could just carry the card with him and not have to listen to me remind him over and over again. ...
I have been teaching my children life skills and the basics of home economics using various books, but I will definitely be incorporating both of these books [EFCS and Everyday Cooking] as I continue to teach my children all that they need to know to live on their own after they leave the comforts of my home!"
- Product Review by Kris Price, Assistant to the Publisher,
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC Used with permission
Companion audio CD available! $6
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