MOM Tip: No More Nagging, it doesn’t work anyhow

MOM Tip: for the past 12 years I have used a kids ” To Do List” for my children. I daily place out a clipboard with a list of their To Do’s.

It all began one night when I kept hearing myself say “Did you do your homework, did you brush your teeth, did you put away your laundry, did you practice piano, did you empty the dishwasher, did you, did you, did you” was all I could here myself saying to my then 3 children. Then it hit me. Stop saying it and create a to do list for them and then all I would need to say is “did you do your to do list?”. WOW how easy could it be?

The next day I created a Weekly To Do chart including all the things I used to Say “did you do”- everything from homework, packing bags for the next day, practicing piano to cleaning their rooms. My Nagging To Do’s ceased and to this day I continue the use of a daily to do list for my children.

And now to help you cease the daily “Did You” nagging I found these great help around the house pads over at The Organized Parent. My favorite new MOM organization web site.

Empty the dishwasher. Fold the laundry. Pick up your room. Feed the dog. Ever feel like a broken record, reminding your children to get things done? The experts say constant reminding — a.k.a. nagging! — doesn’t work.

So what’s a mom got to do to get some help around here? How about making a list. Help Around the House Pad lets you list seven tasks as well as the reward for completing the list (without arguing!). Measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and has 50 pages.

WIN: 24/7 MOMS and The Organized Mom are giving away one Help Around the House Pad.

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23 Responses

  1. I subscribe. This would be great for my son to encourage him more when it comes to chores.
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

  2. I subscribe, I have used this type of method for years and just use sticky pads for daily weekend chores, the kids have permanent lists for daily chores, if they aren't done at a certain time, well the consequence goes into effect. I don't have to be the bad guy anymore!

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