WFMW: My Job Chart

We tried something new at our house last month: jobs instead of chores.

Jobs that pay.

In an effort to stop all the “Can I have that?” we were hoping for  “What can I do to help today?” Instead we got…”I need another job” and “That only pays $1?” While the principle of working hard wasn’t lost on my kids, coming up with real jobs and keeping track was more work than I imagined.

And then I got an email from My Job Chart: Teaching Kids to Work.

It’s an online system that helps parents help their kids learn the responsibility and reward of hard work.

Here’s what I love about it:

  • It’s FREE
  • It’s EASY (for me to set up, for my kids to use)
  • It’s EDUCATIONAL (my kids are learning the value of hard work!)
  • It’s FUN!
  • It’s POPULAR (Currently there are almost 65,000 kids using MJC and over 400 additional kids added each day.)

Y’all. Watch this:

So, I set up an account for each of my kids and we’ve been using it for the last week.

Can you love a job chart system? Because I do!

My son cashed in points today for extra screen time and can’t wait to earn more.

*This is a sponsored post, but opinions and love are 100% mine. Seriously, this works for me!


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    Hi Kristen!
    Thank you for the fun party–it’s my first time here and everyone is so nice!
    When my daughters (now 20 and 16) were younger I paid them for jobs, too!
    It really teaches them the concept to earn things.
    Even now, with my younger daughter (the other is at college), in order to “earn” computer time, she has to spend an equal amount of time studying or reading.
    You are a smart mom!!
    HUGS and blessings to you as you make your home!

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    The job chart looks interesting. I might give this a try when he is a bit older.

    We are big fans of Dave Ramsey in our household and are trying to implement some of his concepts with our son. He has certain chores that he must do (without reward) as a contributing member of our family. Anything he does after that gets rewarded with money or treat, etc.

    God bless!

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    Snort! We got that whole “it only pays a DOLLAR?” deal too. HHAHAHAHA Oh kids. We’ve used every system (points, money, screen time) under the sun – we just adjust it as he has grown up. The thing is, you have to keep adjusting it or it goes back to “whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine” again. The very thing you are trying to avoid.

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    Uhoh. I just entered a WFMW link and messed up! I should have put the name of my post under “name” and instead I put my name. It’s number 206 up there. It should say “Easy Easter Wreath”. Any way I can change it? I’m sorry I’m a disaster. Thanks for the link!

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