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On Track! My Daily Checklist, Responsibility and Behavior System, and I Can Do It! My Daily Checklist Review by Tricia HackettKenson Kids
90 Mosswood Blvd. Ste. 500
Youngsville, NC 27596
I admit it, I have a hard time motivating my children and keeping track of everything! I have six children still living at home, threethat have graduated and are in college now, and three that are young enough to still need some help getting the everyday things done. The I Can Do It! My Daily Checklist has a home right in the middle of my refrigerator door. It stays on very well with magnets and has held on tight as the kids add their well-earned hook-and-loop-backed stars to proudly show what they have accomplished.
We’ve enjoyed the flexibility to personalize our chart. It comes with wipe-off markers and blanks to add the children’s names in. There are many pre-made task squares that stick to the chart with hook-and-loop fasteners. I like that there are pictures on the squares so my children who are too young to read have no problem using it too. There are also blank squares so you can add your own tasks. On the bottom of the chart, you can set goals. We said that we needed each child to earn four stars each day and we would go to the park by the library. So far this has been a great motivating tool for my kids and has withstood some pretty steady use.
We also received the Responsibility System for Tweens:
- 2 My Daily Checklists
- Family Rules
- Master Chore List
- Instructional Guide and Worksheets
It comes ready for 2 children. They all have strong magnets on them, and they are to be used with dry erase markers. This worked great for us, since the younger ones were using the chart on the refrigerator. The Instructional Guide walks you through using these tools to make your children more responsible for what they are supposed to be doing. It helps you, as a family, firmly lay down the rules.
My Daily Checklist has multiple lines to write what needs to be done. There’s a box to check off when it’s done and a box to put which days it should be done. At the bottom, you can list personal goals and reminders.
The Family Rules has twelve lines for family rules to be written. The first one is done for you:“Treat others as you want to be treated.”
The Master Chore List has 16 lines to write the job and the person responsible. It also has boxes to check for each of the days of the week.
I liked this system because you can set your own guidelines and expectations together. Then they are clearly defined and can be followed through on. This makes for a much smoother running house, especially as the kids start to get older.
-Product review by Tricia Hackett, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, July 2017