It’s true…I probably have a million post it notes all over my desk and really should have them slapped on the forehead of all my kids, so I don’t forget ALL THE THINGS.
So much can get lost in the chaos…
But these moms have some way better ideas about helping the family stay on track.
#1 When you Have to Give Medicine
This is a genius hack for keeping track of giving medicine. It’s especially helpful when you and your spouse are taking care of the sick kid.
#2 When They Can’t Remember the Toilet Paper Rule, a Sign Always Works
Do you have a rule about how much toilet paper the kids can use? My kids LOVE to use toilet paper, unrolling toilet paper is such a fun game when you’re a preschooler. This is a great way to help the kids remember the rule!
#3 Toy Ransom When Kids Forget to Pick Up Toys
How many times have you told your kids to pick up their toys? They know the rules, but they always forget. The toy ransom box is a perfect natural consequence for not picking up the toys.
#4 Posting the Dinner Menu and Important Notes
How many times do your kids ask “what’s for dinner?” Keeping a posted menu plan will help everyone know what to expect for dinner for the week.
#5 Set Rewards and Post Them
If you have older kids, this is a perfect way to enforce chores and rewards.
#6 Create Intentional Anchors Daily – Weekly – Monthly
Setting intentional “anchors” or activities daily, weekly, and monthly will help kids know what to expect. It’s a great way to build traditions and make memories with your kids, too!
#7 Hold a Weekly Family Meeting
A weekly family meeting is the perfect way to give everyone a chance to have a voice in family decisions. It’s also helpful to get everyone’s schedule written down, so that the whole family can be on the same page.