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I am not ashamed to say my kids do household chores. With all three of them now in the tween and teen years, they can easily handle a wide variety of tasks including; sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, helping in the kitchen and caring for the dog. I even taught my oldest how to do her own laundry. Performing these duties not only teaches responsibility and work ethic, but learning to do routine jobs educates children on everyday life skills.
While I appreciate watching my kids thrive, and am grateful for all of their help around the house, having to nag or remind them to complete their assigned chores can be a real drag. I should not have to ask my daughter to wipe down the counters after dinner when that is something she does everyday, and me having to do so shows a lack of reliability on her part.
Thankfully, there is a new online platform that is sure to get kids excited about completing their chores, all while growing financial awareness. BusyKid brings the old school chore chart into the digital age with an easy to use system that encourages children to complete tasks for an actual allowance, which they can then save, spend or share.
With an opportunity to manage the entire family all in one secure place, parents begin by creating an account and providing some basic information such as name, email address and cell phone number. Next, you have the option to add multiple children, with each of them having their own unique profile linked to the…