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CHART IT. Make a chart with rows for each day of the week, and columns for Chores, Homework, Activities and Assignments, and "I Want to...". Complete one for each person, or use color-coding to summarize on one chart. Then post on the fridge or keep in a family organizer. When they've completed their required tasks, they should be free to do their (reasonable) "I Want to..."s. This linking privileges with responsibilities is a crucial values lesson.
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