Don’t Underestimate the Power of a Checklist. Especially Super Awesome Kid Checklists.

A quick update. We are now three weeks into our adventure with Bruce Feiler’s The Secrets of Happy Families.

Short story. It’s pretty awesome.

It’s a work in progress. One great change is our weekly Family Meeting. Still finding our groove and building habits, but a sweet reason for everyone to sit down and talk once a week. Perfect.

But the biggest impact is the checklist. The morning checklist rocks. Amazing how smoothly chores/habits are reinforced with a simple checklist.

We put our checklists on the fridge with dry-erase markers. Simple. Convenient. Easily accessible. And they use it every morning…with very little reminder. Huge change.

As Feiler points out, you can’t underestimate the power of the check-mark.

But checklists are especially radical when the kiddos write them. Check out these awesome to-do lists that Mashable shared…


Get dizzy. Sit down. Classic.

Get a checklist. They work.

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