Teaching Kids to Work and Earn – My Job Chart

There are many days I sit at my computer wish I had access to all of the great sites and ideas when my girls were small.   Since they are 23 and 14, I’m tucking away a lot of the ideas for grand kids (someday….WAY down the line! haha)

The other day I received an email about an incredible new site that is just genius!  Such a fabulous idea! I’m super excited to have them as a new TidyMom Sponsor!

My Job Chart

Seriously, when you check out My Job Chart you are going to wonder why someone didn’t think of this before!!

It’s SO important for us to teach our children strong work ethics and the value of a dollar. Sometimes as a parent we struggle with how to do this and don’t always reinforce it as much as we’d like.   I know there are many times I will just vacuum or do dishes my self rather than waiting for it to get done, or worse yet, arguing the fact that it hasn’t been done.

My Job Chart is a FREE online Chore Chart that engages our kids in a way they know and love today…..thru  technology.

Using an easy and fun online system, My Job Chart inspires kids to do their chores.  An exciting point system tracks your child’s progress.  And the fully customizable chore chart allows you to determined rewards. You even get an email or text message when your kids finish their chores or they earn a reward!

Some benefits of My Job Chart are:

  • Signing up is easy and FREE
  • no more paper charts, and stickers
  • I can choose predetermined chores or create my own chores
  • I can choose the value (points) for each chore
  • Have little ones who can’t read? you can use icons to represent chores (you can even upload your own pictures)
  • Each child has their own separate password when signing into the website
  • I get an email or text when the child has completed a chore.
  • option to purchase rewards from Amazon (my girls LOVE this feature)
  • There’s a little section for Mom or Dad to leave a note for the child.
  • you can print out pdf’s
  • They learn how to earn, save, and spend as well as how to work for what they want.

We each have our own login.

My Job Chart

Sign in page

This is how it looks when my youngest signs in.  You can see her list of chores for today, points value, how many points she has accumulated today on the right, along with a note I left her.

My Job Chart chores

Allison's Chore page

I’m really excited to give this a try!  I already have noticed a marked increase in chores getting done with out constant reminding!  Give it a try, ………remember it’s FREE!

and because I KNOW you’ll want to tell all of your friends……….

Check out My Job Chart on Facebook and Twitter as well as their Parenting tips blog.

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

14 Responses to “Teaching Kids to Work and Earn – My Job Chart”

  1. Amy | She Wears Many Hats posted on January 8, 2011 at 2:50 pm (#)


  2. Rhondi posted on January 8, 2011 at 5:46 pm (#)

    This is genius! My kids love computer time and will enjoy keeping track of their chores by themselves. I just signed up my family and assigned all their chores. Now I need to figure out the points and rewards to work with their weekly allowance amount. I need to get out my calculator for this one. My oldest daughter is really excited. Thanks Cheryl!

  3. Deb posted on January 8, 2011 at 8:54 pm (#)

    Cool website. I might even use it for my husband and myself :)

  4. Mama Henley posted on January 8, 2011 at 10:45 pm (#)

    I can’t wait to check out the site as our children have been asking for a chore chart!

  5. Mom2xamj posted on January 9, 2011 at 12:14 pm (#)

    Great resource! We already use . It’s the same concept but it’s geared for younger kids. I have four kids ages 10, 8, 6 & 3. I’ll have to check this out and compare the two… lol… I love having choices! Thanks for sharing!

  6. bridget {bake at 350} posted on January 9, 2011 at 1:43 pm (#)

    This looks AWESOME!!! What a great idea! Thanks, Cheryl!

  7. Cookbook Queen posted on January 9, 2011 at 9:05 pm (#)

    I. LOVE. THIS.

    I have been looking for a good chore chart for awhile now!! :)

  8. notyet100 posted on January 9, 2011 at 9:07 pm (#)

    wow tis sounds so cool,..

  9. jen @ tatertots and jello posted on January 9, 2011 at 9:35 pm (#)

    What a great idea! I was really impressed with the video!


  10. SMITH BITES posted on January 10, 2011 at 2:33 pm (#)

    Amen Cheryl, preach it mama!! Kids absolutely need to know the value of a dollar AND they need to learn a good work ethic – i’m always amazed at how many parents just hand over money whenever a kid asks/demands (demanding gets you know where in my house). Sorry, but I’m a real toughie on this subject!

  11. Kristen posted on January 11, 2011 at 8:51 am (#)

    Totally going to check that site out! I need something like that. We used to use My Reward Board by stopped after awhile. I’ll see if we can be more consistent with something like this. Thanks for sharing!


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