We have a system of Service Opportunities in place for our children to earn money. The system allows us to pay a pre-determined amount of money for common household chores. (See The Habit of Rewarding Service)
A common problem with this method is that a child will perform a Service Opportunity, and then tell Hodgepodgemom about it. Hodgepodgemom would keep the tally and pass it on for me to calculate the amount of money earned by each child. Sometimes, though, Hodgepodgemom was busy with other things and would forget to record the task in the child’s Service Opportunity tally. The fact that the task was done thus gets forgotten.
Knowing that this was a problem, we set out to develop a new way to track Service Opportunities.
Enter the Service Opportunities chalkboard and accompanying tally clipboard.
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