Help Teach Kids Responsibility and the Value of Money with My Job Chart

By Shannon Gosney
In Reviews
August 21, 2012

I have three boys and it is my job as their parent to teach them responsibility and the value of money.  Growing up, I learned this by doing chores and earning an allowance.  When my sisters and I would visit my dad and stepmom’s house every other weekend, we had a group of us that formed what we called “The Palms Club.”  It was basically made up of myself, my two younger sisters, and two other girls who lived in the neighborhood.  To earn money for ice cream and parties, we would go around our neighborhood and sweep out garages for $5.00.  We quickly learned how hard money was to earn and it made our ice cream cones and parties even that much better.  That was in addition to our regular chores we had, which included clearing the table, washing the dishes, sweeping the kitchen floor, and keeping our rooms cleaned.  We would get paid based on what we completed.  If we didn’t complete any of the chores, then we didn’t receive the maximum amount.  If we really wanted to buy something or save up for something, we made sure our chores were done!

Today, our kids are definitely more technically advanced than when we were kids.  That’s what makes My Job Chart great for teaching children the value of work, earning money, and learning responsibility!  This online chore chart and reward system is great for organizing and motivating kids to learn first hand how to Save, Share, and Spend.  These 3 principles will form a foundation that benefit a young person for the rest of his or her life.

So, how does My Job Chart work?

1 – KIDS LOG IN – This is where you set up your family, assign jobs, set rewards, and encourage your kids.

2 – DO CHORES – You can set morning and evening tasks for each child and assign a point value.

3 – EARN POINTS TO SAVE, SPEND, OR SHARE! – Kids set aside to save, give to charity, or buy rewards you set.

As parents associate money with points, they can teach their children how to save up for something important in the future; share by giving to a worthwhile charity; and spend by having family discussions about appropriate rewards and using the integrated store to earn what they want or need.  It’s pretty cool because this system allows children to experience that feeling that comes with being compensated for a job well done.  The parents will receive an email when an reward is earned.  With a few clicks, the item is ordered and on it’s way, making it easy for parents to deliver on their promises.

Be sure to follow My Job Chart on Facebook for new and exciting information about the program!  Sign up today!

This is a compensated post with our friends at My Job Chart.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

4 Responses to “Help Teach Kids Responsibility and the Value of Money with My Job Chart”

  1. Rosey says:

    Love this… I think you can never start too early. Once bad habits with spending settle in, they are oh so hard to reverse. Thank you for this post, it’s chock full of good ideas!

  2. My mother had one of these when I was growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, except it was on paper. Times have changed– this is so much more cool!

  3. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    Interesting concept. It helps them learn and develop good habits. A clean and organized kid can later find it easy to stay on top of things.

  4. Love this. I think that kids who learn to do chores early come to better understand that they are part of a team – called Family!

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