How to Build Chores Into Your Daily Schedule

How to Build Chores Into Your Daily Schedule

Once the training of the chore is completed, the fun part of actually having someone consistently and correctly do the job begins. This will work out much better if you have set up a certain protocol that is followed to be sure that the chores that you have taught are actually completed and completed when needed.

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A Writing Tip for Twelfth Grade

A Writing Tip for Every Year: Twelfth Grade

Twelfth Grade: Teach tight, concise writing.

There are many conciseness techniques that will help your student write tighter, more readable prose. It can be especially difficult for flowery writers to be concise as they often think everything needs described in great detail. Grammar lessons in sentence structure is one easy way to teach more buttoned-up writing. This next tip explains this further…

Podcast Notes for “Independent Work Lists for All Ages”

Podcast Notes for: Daily Duties--Independent Work Lists for All Ages

General Tips

1. Decisions about what to include in list
2. Decisions about what type of chart or printable
3. Explain to child that this is his daily accountability
4. Reinforce that school is his occupation
5. Daytime is for learning and working; evenings are for family and fun
6. Expectation Explanation: nothing else until list is done
7. Keep charts updated and ready
8. Enlist husband’s help
9. Be sure it really is an independent list
10. Inspect what you expect.

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Podcast: Independent Work Lists for All Ages

Podcast: Daily Duties--Independent Work Lists for All Ages

Donna Reish, author at Character Ink Press and Raising Kids With Character, brings you answers to your Independent Work Lists questions, or Daily Duties, as Donna likes to call them. In this episode, Donna talks in general about charts for kids’ daily independent work, including what kinds of charts, what order to put tasks, how to teach children to use them, and more. Then she delves into two age groups of chart users: elementary and junior high/high school. In those parts, Donna talks about how much help/oversight/structure a younger child might need in order to get his independent list done each day and then she branches out into helping our older kids become more independent and stronger in time management. Donna briefly introduces her ebook/download, “Daily Duties: Independent Check Sheets for Students,” which can be found at the Character Ink store.

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Age Appropriate Chores for Toddlers

Age Appropriate Chores for Toddlers

Pin this chore list on Pinterest!

Click here to buy colorful, printable chore lists for toddlers through tweens.

If you want more chores, efficiency, and organization help, check out the podcast episodes listed here.

Age-Appropriate Chore Series

Age Appropriate Chore Series

I recently published an e-book titled Age-Appropriate Chores with printable posters for each age group (containing Chores to Do With Someone and Chores to Do By Themselves). It had a forward of several pages of chore tips. It was a freebie in January but is now available at our stores for a small price.

People have been enjoying those posters, so I decided to publish shortened versions of the posters (just the Chores to Do By Themselves) on the blog and for Pinterest. With that, I am going to run several chore tip blog posts as well. So stay tuned over the next few weeks as I write about chores and as we share these colorful memes.

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Schedule a Homeschooling With Character Seminar

Schedule a Homeschooling With Character Seminar

We would love to come to your area with our Homeschooling With Character parenting seminar. This seminar is flexible to meet the needs of homeschool groups everywhere. Here are some details for you:

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52 Weeks of Talking to Our Kids–Malachi Time

52 Weeks of Talking to Our Kids--Malachi Time


In addition to talking to our babies and toddlers in the mornings, My husband also communicated with our toddlers and preschoolers at night through what we called “Malachi Time.”

“He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.” (NIV) Malachi 4:6

Based on the verse in Malachi about “turning the hearts of the fathers to the children and the children to the fathers,” Ray would tuck each child (age two or so and above) in their beds and talk to them.

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