Personal Responsibility Guidebook

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Stop Calling Them Chores!

Personal Responsibility Guide
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Your premium guide to introducing the joy of responsibility, cooperation, and life skills to children of any age. We all win when we all contribute.

    • Designed for families with kids 1 to 18 years old
    • Includes checklists, inspirational stories, important developmental milestones, and tips for enforcing natural consequences
    • Actionable tips to help parents teach responsibility and cooperation without nagging
    • Refer back over and over as children mature for more tips and ideas

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Stop Calling Them Chores!

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58 pages of incredible resources including

  • the personal responsibility road map showing how tasks and expectations can be incrementally increased over time from age 1 to 18;
  • age-specific developmental milestones and appropriate actions parents can take at each stage to encourage specific skills;
  • suggestions for modeling successful behavior and having realistic conversations about responsibilities;
  • tips for creating the optimal learning environment and ways to expand your thinking on the value of basic tasks;
  • gentle strategies for enforcing consequences (not punishments);
  • responsibility ideas and checklists for age 1 to 18.

What’s wrong with calling them chores?

The word “chore” usually makes us think of something we’d rather not do. It’s an unpleasant thing even though as adults you know it’s necessary. Convincing your children to help out can be an incredible burden on top of everything else.

But what if we changed our thoughts about chores? What if we talked about helping out around the house as a family team effort? Chores could become a set of responsibilities that everyone willingly helps out with because ultimately it is a privilege to have a home filled with possessions and the physical ability to take care of it all.

Perfect for parents with children of any age who want to STOP nagging about cleaning up and helping out, this premium guide isn’t just about convincing your children to help around the house.

This guide is all about retraining your thoughts and giving you actionable steps to help your children develop a strong intrinsic sense of personal responsibility from the very beginning. 

How to use this guide

This is no ordinary sheet of tips and tricks! We created this guide so parents could finally have one complete resource at their fingertips. No more hopping back online to find another checklist somewhere without any context or support. No more searching for multiple lists for multiple ages.

Start with the road map to see the big-picture idea for developing personal responsibility, then flip to the section for your child’s current age. Come back to the same guide over and over again as your children mature.

It’s never too early to start modeling the behavior you want to see in your children (we give you plenty of ideas). It’s never too late to change your habits and give your teens the opportunity to show just how much they’re capable of (and maybe a reminder of how many more life skills they have to learn!).

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As a Mom of 3 young kids 6 years old and under, this guide has been so valuable at helping me hone in on age appropriate responsibilities I can encourage my kids to take. It provides an easy to use and navigate road map based on age ranges which I truly appreciate! It has helped me think about the framework and foundation I want my kids to have in regards to helping out and contributing to tasks, organization and taking care of things around the house.

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