Abraham, Rachel, Soren and Liam. Our life together in Smalltown, Idaho.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Family Goals

A while ago we decided to start teaching the kids about making goals. We did this really well for a couple of weeks but then someone (Mommy) slacked on her goal and we've never moved forward.

Nevertheless, these are our first goal charts. We all sat down together at Family Home Evening and everyone got to choose what they wanted to work on. (Liam may have gotten a little guidance from me.)

My goal was to either hang up my clothes or put them in the laundry basket at night when I took them off, rather than draping them in an ever-growing mound on the dresser. Daddy's goal was to make the bed every morning. Soren's goal was to pick up his toys twelve times. Liam's goal was to practice walking up and down the stairs ten times.

My favorite part is that Soren immediately turned his goal chart into a little person.

Once everyone meets their weekly goal the family gets to do something fun together. One week we had an indoor camping trip. Another time we went out for ice cream. It was a good thing-- while we were doing it.

Gotta get back on that train.


heidi said...

That is adorable.

Especially, doing things by twelves is adorable.

The Butler Clan said...

I love this idea! I am totally going to steal it from you. I've been wondering how to introduce this exact same concept to Spencer, you hit it on the nose!

Collette Smith said...

Ooh, ooh, can I share what Soren told me about goals/rewards when he was at our house?

Soren heard Tessa, who was playing an electronic soccer game, announce that she had made a goal.

Soren piped up enthusiastically, "Our family makes goals! When we do them we get to have a family campout in the living room!"

Smiling real big, I said, "Are family campouts just the best thing ever?"

To which Soren replied matter-of-factly, "No, candy is," and trotted off.


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