World’s Simplest Behavior Chart + FREE Printable! (and video!!)

World's SIMPLEST behavior chart - works for kids of all ages and works IMMEDIATELY! Free printable included! From FunCheapOrFree.com

It's Wednesday…VIDEO DAY!! A few weeks ago, in the thick of packing/moving craziness, I found my kids' attitudes and behavior spinning out of control. I was overwhelmed and fed up. I busted out a behavior chart in less than 1 minute that not only worked immediately, but helped everyone in my family – mom and dad included – stop the bad behaviors in their tracks, by way of POSITIVE affirmations and rewards instead of negative, negative, negative!

I posted a brief blurb (and embarrassingly ugly picture) about it on Instagram and Facebook and you all went NUTSO over it! I couldn't believe the response!! I decided to do a video to give you a more in-depth look at HOW this behavior chart works, WHY it works, and WHAT you can do to implement it in your own life…even for teenagers!!

Plus, decided to toss in a FREE printable because I love you!

So I hope you enjoy my Millennial Moms video today. Subscribe to MM if you haven't already since I upload mom tips, advice, hacks, and general tomfoolery every Wednesday, and subscribe to my FunCheapOrFree YouTube Channel where I share live Q&A's, home tours, periscope videos, and other goodness.

Now, onto the video and printable!

Watch online or click and watch below:

Pretty darn simple, right?!

One thing I forgot to mention is that we don't do this chart EVERY week. We will just do it for a week or two (or three) when we need a boost, then cool it…then bring it back. That way no one gets sick of it, nor starts expecting a new prize every week. I just bust it out as-needed and it keeps it fresh…(and easy for mom!).

World's SIMPLEST behavior chart - works for kids of all ages and works IMMEDIATELY! Free printable included! Kids get to 10 by the end of the week, they get a prize or reward. Clip moves up or back depending on behavior. So simple and WORKS! From FunCheapOrFree.com

Again, don't judge me for not making mine all cutesy. Crafting is NOT my gig, ok?? Lucky for you, we've created a free printable so your can look somewhat reasonable instead of wanting to run and hide from shame.

Here's the FREE Printable!

Kids rebelling and need to regain your sanity? My behavior chart system can work WONDERS! It's easy to use, and the free printable will have you using it in no time! www.FunCheapOrFree.com

Here's what you need to make this chart:

…and BOOM! You've got yourself a behavior chart.

Inexpensive reward ideas:

Remember, these do NOT have to be expensive or complicated. In fact, pleeeeeeease don't make them so. Here are some fun/cheap/free reward ideas:

  • Late bedtime
  • Screen-time
  • A trip to the dollar store to pick out 1 prize
  • A date with mom or dad (could even be to a park or somewhere free)
  • A new toy – $5 or less (Pokemon cards, Lego sets, Disney Princess something-or-other, or easy art projects, etc.)
  • Their favorite dessert
  • Family movie party
  • A trip to the ice cream or candy shop
  • A special playdate or time with friends
  • A few extra dollars to contribute toward something they are saving up for

Just find what motivates YOUR child! I'm a big believer in The 5 Love Languages and believe that each person is driven by different motivations and feelings of love. Find what works for them…simply by asking.

World's SIMPLEST behavior chart - works for kids of all ages and works IMMEDIATELY! Free printable included! Kids get to 10 by the end of the week, they get a prize or reward. Clip moves up or back depending on behavior. So simple and WORKS! From FunCheapOrFree.com

Whether you make it cute or simple, I hope it works for you and your family!

Again, click here for the free printable, and let me know if this chart works for you like it's worked for us!

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Comments

  1. Hi hey hola! First off – I have been following you for yearssss, I have saved so much money through your budgeting technique we just bought our 1st house! #praisedalawd Anyways..my boys are now 2 and 3 yrs old and I am ready to do a behavior chart with them because it’s gettin CRAY. So naturally I go to my fave person on the interwebs to see what you suggested. I found this article on behavior charting and also another older blog you wrote from 2013 titled “Our Behavior Chart (which really works!)” Which one do you suggest beginners start off with? They’re kinda of similar in moving the pin up/down but does one work better than the other? I’d like your opinion!

    Also I am wanting to do a chore chart/allowance system with them too, but not gonna lie I was getting confused trying to figure it out between the article “Allowance 101” & “Chores kids can do by age”. Is this still the system you use/recommend or do you have an updated chore/allowance routine??

    Thanks! I hope you see this comment & reply. Thanks for all the awesome info you put out there, it has truly impacted our family in the best way!

    I like you alot,
    Lauren Chandler

    🙂

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