It’s summer and the livin’ is supposed to be easy, right? A lot of families loosen their rules during the non-school months, then find that it’s difficult to get back into a routine once school starts in the fall.
It’s easier to continue a habit you’ve developed than to break it and try to start again. Think about an eating or exercise program – once you “take a break,” how easy is it to start back up again?
Whether you give your kids the summer off or you have them perform the same tasks year round, it helps to have a document that spells out what they’re responsible for. There are a lot of chore charts on the internet, and you can go down the Pinterest rabbit hole in search of one. Here is a Web site that offers free chore charts, which you can customize for your kids.
Do you use chore charts for your family? Do you give your kids the summer off from their usual responsibilities?