Around a month ago I adapted a chore rotation chart that I found at Large Family Logistics and gave the children daily responsibilities in several areas of the house. I then began the task of hovering to ensure the kids get the work done at least some of the time. After a month, although they are not yet getting things done without reminders, I am encouraged by signs like this one (taped to the wall above the kitchen trash can):
Please mak shr you put the trash in the bag not the can. -- Mariel.
(And no, I just can't take it down. She is just going to have to see those misspelled words because I receive a blessing every time I look at it!)
[Update, 9/13/06: I showed the sign to Mr. Honey and he was reminded of the M & M's slogan: "Melts in your mouth, not in your hands!"]