How to clean your house without lifting a finger.

When this mum’s kids get grounded, they have to earn their way back into the good books.

Typically, when a child is naughty they get a visit to the “naughty corner” or get sent to their room. After some quiet time, they find themselves off the hook.

But not for this mum.

Lynette is a genius. She recently posted the below photo on her blog, which is easily mistaken to be a chore chart. But her kids don’t earn money for their chores. They earn points. And they need to get 500 points to becoming “ungrounded”.

In other words, as a “grounded kid”, you would need to do 5 loads of laundry (wash, dry, fold and put away) to regain use of the Xbox/go to your friends/or whatever else you are banned from while being grounded.

And it works, 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.


Do you ground your kids? And do they need to earn their way back into the good books?