My Kids NEVER Do as They are Told

If your children struggle with task initiation, organization, and follow through this chart can help.

Have clear expectations for your children. A visual is necessary and a reward or motivator can help.

A reward is not a bribe when done correctly. Talk about what you want done, and how many checks they need to get their reward.

A reward can be:

  • Extra screen time
  • Picking the dessert for the night
  • Going to bed later
  • A small dollar amount

Pick what you both think is fair. How long do they have to wait to get their reward? If they have a hard time making positive choices, waiting five or six days will be VERY discouraging.

This reward chart is for all ages. It’s not just little kids that need visuals and motivators.

With the right tools anything is possible.


Published by

Michelle McVittie

I am a child life specialist, a speaker, parenting expert, mental health professional, mother, and wife. I have worked with children and families for over twenty years, in daycares, hospitals, with young offenders, in mental health and as a community educator. Becoming a mom was the greatest gift I could have been given. For years I felt overwhelmed. It was as though my life was in charge of me, instead of the other way around. When I decided to make a change I became the Manager of my home. I want to help you do the same.

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