Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Making of a Responsible Girl

I know I'm not alone when I say that teaching kids to be responsible is a difficult and lengthy lesson, one that I sometimes don't have patience for. When I did this page, we had tried so many different ways to help Alexa remember to do her chores. Nothing stuck. I'm happy to say that Tom found a cat-themed (because Alexa is not only obsessed with cats, but animals in general) chore chart online and it is working wonders! Alexa chose to put it on the fridge so she can see it all the time and remember to take care of her responsibilities. Yay! :)

Journaling reads: Teaching you to be a responsible girl has been frustrating for all of us. We’ve tried calendars, write-on/wipe-off boards, weekly meetings, reminders, punishments...you name it! Your daily chores are to make your bed, get yourself ready for your day, feed the cat, clean the litter box, set the dinner table, and empty the recycling. It doesn’t seem like a long list, especially for a girl your age, but there’s always one or more things that get forgotten. I know we’ll get there, but the question is when...
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4 comments:

  1. cute LO-she'll get there mom!!!:):):)

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  2. Beautiful layout--I love all the little touches that you've added to it. Great job!

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  3. I love how you get so many little things on your layout without it looking too busy.

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  4. This is GREAT! I love how you placed so much eye candy on this layout! I wish I had the talent to do that! Love Penny scrap-aholic@blogspot.com

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