This Mom Found Out Her Kids Were Late For School. What She Did About It Is Brilliant.

When you’re a parent, grounding your children can be one of the hardest things to do. But, as a parent you also know it is something that needs to be done. There is not one person that wants a disrespectful or ungrateful child. So as a parent it is our duty to make sure the child gets punished for the unnecessary behavior.  Even though sometimes it has to be done, it can still take it’s toll on the parent. A blogger named Lynette, found that her kids were late for school one day. She decided to ground them and use it towards her advantage.  Her kids learned their lesson and she was able to reap the benefits.

Below is an image of a chore/point list:

A Unique Way To Ground Kids With A Chore Chart | A Mom Grounds Kids In The Most Beneficial Way


The letter reads as follows:




To get ungrounded you must earn 500 points

Write a nice letter to someone in the family = 10 points

Write a nice letter to a neighbor = 10 points

Help a sibling with homework = 20 points

Prepare and Cook Dinner = 50 points

1 Load of Laundry (Wash, Dry, Fold, Put Away) = 100 points

Clean and organize a Kitchen Cupboard = 50 points per cupboard

Empty Dishwasher = 25 points

Load Dishwasher = 40 points

Clean and Wash off Table = 25 points

Clean and Wash off Counters = 25 points

Wash Kitchen Chairs, Benches, and Stools = 25 points

Clean out Microwave = 40 points

Take out Kitchen Garbage (and re-bag) = 10 points

Scrub Bathroom Sinks = 10 points per sink

Take out Bathroom Trash = 10 points

Clean Toilets = 50 points per toilet

Water House plants = 10 points

Clean and vacuum family room floor = 30 points

Wash Family Room Base Boards = 35 points

Dust Family Room = 25 points

Wash windows in family room = 10 points per window

Sweep and Mop Tile in family room = 15 points

Pay a nice compliment to a family member = 5 points

Although this is not necessarily the traditional way to ground kids, I think it is beneficial for both the parents and the kids. Lynette says, “This worked out better than I could have ever imagined! My oldest son got right to work and earned his 500 points in one day. The other two are getting closer and working hard too! We had a nice dinner last night prepared by my son.”

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