You get a sticker when you complete everything on your list for the day. You also get a sticker whenever I catch you being good. I don't nag or remind, but when the weekend rolls around, those with stickers will be happier than those without.
This has the following elements of effective systems:
+ The responsibility for follow-through goes to the child.
+ Mom doesn't need to speak to make the responsibilities happen.
+ It makes the kids responsible to contribute to the well-being of the family and household.
+ It involves checkmarks and stickers which are magically motivating!
What are you doing to organize, teach, and motivate your kids this summer?