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Welcome to my blog! It's high time this 42 year old ventures into blog world and joins the ranks of you intriguing bloggers. First off, you should know I love the Lord Jesus Christ with all my heart. I love His Creation, His Word, His forgiveness, His mercy, and His being the Savior of my life. He is my reason for living! After the Lord, my next love in life is my outdoor-lovin', prankster pullin', hard workin' man I've called my husband for 18 years and counting. My 3 sons - to whom this blog is dedicated - have the next piece of my heart, and they fill my world with laughter, love, and laundry. I am calling this MY BLOG ADVENTURE... so hop into blog world with me... let's get to encouraging one another... this could be fun!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Habits: Body Check and Room Check Charts

Personal hygiene and children don't always naturally go hand in hand, not to mention these needs change as dc grow and mature.  Making simple, personalized "Body Check" charts for each of the boys has helped each of them become more responsible in this area.  I laminated them and hung them in their bathroom.  Each morning they check their chart off after they've completed it.  This has helped us not have to "talk about it" each day, and it has also established the routine of good hygiene habits.  We've kept the same charts for several years now, but I did recently add one for our just turned 4 yo (he wanted his own chart too).  

Likewise the "Room Check" charts have helped each of the boys know what is expected of them as far as keeping their rooms neat and clean.  We laminated the "Room Check" charts as well, and we hung them on their bedroom doors.  They can complete both their body check and room check charts in about 20 minutes or so, and the routine of doing this each morning helps everyone get down to breakfast on time (which means homeschooling usually starts on time too).  


5 comments:

  1. These are great! I've always wondered what you meant when you mentioned these in your schedule.

    Just wondering what program you used to make them?

    Love your new blog!

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  2. I love these charts! Nicely done with the clip art. You are so organized.

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  3. Thanks, momtime, Edie, and Sandra! These charts have helped the boys take responsibility for getting ready each day, and for taking care of our home as a team alongside me. They've also stopped me from feeling like I am "nagging" them to do these things, which I dislike as I like to start our day cheerfully, and nagging is not cheerful in any way. I just made these in Word. HTH!

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  4. So, what happens if you do a surprise inspection and things are not done?
    Do your boys receive weekly allowance for all chores being done?

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