Monday, January 4, 2010

Day One - Routine Charts

Day one of the Routine Chart experiment went fabulously! Emma was up at 6:30 a.m. sharp. She was running around the house like a drill sergeant doing everything on her routine chart and barking out orders at everyone else. I finally had to tell her that she is only responsible for her own routines.

Gibson also did everything without a single reminder. He even picked up his pajamas in the bathroom and hung up his towel. (Something I have been doing every day for the past 2 years)

I'm not sure how the afternoon routines went because I was busy running errands, but as far as I can tell it worked out fine.

How are the rest of you doing?


Unknown said...

Congratulations! So was routines number 1 of 52?

Single Dad Brad said...

Yes...we are off and running with the first tool card of the year! 51 weeks to go.

Unknown said...

So these are the tools for positive discipline? I was wondering if you would be scanning in the picture of the cards too? I really like this idea and I'm going to attempt to put it into practice at home with my 2 older boys.

Single Dad Brad said...

No, we will not be scanning the actual cards. We will be discussing a new Tool Card each week. The Tool Cards are available for purchase and we are also working on a downloadable version. An iPhone App is also on the wish list.

The Oakville Pearsons said...

I'm embarrassed to say that I'm still waiting for the kids to actually make up their charts!!! I mentioned a couple of times that I'm curious to see what they came up with, and even did my routine chart up so they'd get the idea. We've had charts before but I was hoping now that they're older they'd have fun doing their own. I'm not giving up though!