Getting the family to work as a team by Esther Simon

July 13, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:15 PM (Eastern)
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Presentation Description:

One of the most challenging areas of child-rearing is to get our children to help around the house. Many people involved in education and helping children to become more responsible wonder how to accomplish this task. If you think of your homes like a business and everyone who lives in it as an employee you can begin to give out important jobs and tasks based on their individual abilities. Just like in a business, you must create a mission statement for your family and work as a team to uphold the values and priorities to live the mission statement. In this session we will cover:
Family Meetings, Mission Statement, Rewards/Reinforcement, Create a Calendar/Schedule for your Family, Consequences, Divide up the Chores

Presentation Goals:

A. Family Meetings/Mission Statement

Establish monthly or regular meetings to involve everyone who has an opinion in the process. Discuss important events and needs.
Emphasis Team Work
Mission Statement: What are your values and priorities in your home?
Make a list everyone agrees with.

B. Rewards/Reinforcement

Star charts, beans in a jar, any measure or chart of success
Reward-based on success or effort
Reinforcement: if someone does a good job, validate the work and effort

C. Create a Calendar/Schedule for your Family

Write out a printed schedule for chores: involve your children in the process
Divide up the chores based on your families schedule and abilities

D. Consequences

If you don’t divide up the chores, you will have less time to spend together
Less time to spend with children
Discuss non-involvement and choices

E. Divide up the Chores

Setting Table
Cleaning the Family Room
Bathing Siblings
Making lunches
Daily Clean-up

The investment of time you take in teaching your children to be involved in the home and learn to clean, cook or just be responsible will pay off in many ways over the years.

Speaker Bio: 

Esther Simon, MSW has been a NAPO member since 1998 and a Golden Circle member since 2003. During her 22 years as a professional organizer she has been organizing family homes and teaching time management to individuals through her many classes in the larger Los Angeles area. Her expertise has been based on her personal experience raising seven children and supervising her 18 grandchildren.  Having extensive knowledge in social work and interpersonal relationships, crisis intervention, and counseling she has combined her talents with her outstanding representation as a home organizer.  Her own immaculate home is proof of her worth.  A regular work schedule includes hands-on organizing helping her clients run a productive efficient home, deal with children’s clutter, and emphasizes the importance of role modeling to teach our family organizing skills.  She has helped with major moves and unpacking along with daily time management systems. Her belief is that the more organized your home is the more productive and stress-free your home and personal life will also be.  She continues to give lectures and workshops on all aspects of the home, including kitchens, housework, raising babies/children, and time management.  She has presented at NAPO LA, NAPO national conference 2018 in Chicago, and the virtual teleclasses.  She has been in several magazines and on the radio. 

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