August 20th, 2014 - Category: Communication
According to studies, the hours between 3 and 6 p.m. are the peak hours for juvenile crime and experimentation with drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, and sex. With that in mind, do you sense a concern when you know that 15 million kids return to an empty home after school? Read more…
August 6th, 2014 - Category: MJC Road Trip News
Summer vacation usually means taking a break from routine chores like dusting and mowing the lawn — But not for the Mursets. Read more here.
June 24th, 2014 - Category: Family Time
Thinking about a family vacation? Family vacations aren’t just about a week at the beach or theme park. They are an investment toward your child’s character, a great bonding time between parents and kids, and it builds memories that will last a lifetime. Vacation planning and budgeting can also be a wonderful time to teach your kids about money. Read more…
June 4th, 2014 - Category: My Job Chart
A world leader In autism research and advocacy can now benefit from kids completing chores. MyJobChart.com Founder and CEO Gregg Murset, announced this morning that Autism Speaks will become the newest featured charity for members. Read more…
April 30th, 2014 - Category: Financial Literacy
Unfortunately, parenting doesn’t come with a manual. If it did, my manual would be worn out, marked up, and dog eared on every page. One area of parenting that I am concerned about is the financial literacy of my children. Read more…
April 23rd, 2014 - Category: Chores
In the family photo album, there is a picture of my oldest daughter “running away”. She was about 5 years old. She was wearing pig tails and long johns. She was running away because she didn’t want to do her cores. Read more…
April 15th, 2014 - Category: Financial Literacy
I learned a great deal in school. I learned how to spell Mississippi. I learned how to find the area of a circle using pi. I learned how to make a volcano out of baking soda and vinegar for the science fair. What I didn’t learn in school was how to save money. Read more…
April 10th, 2014 - Category: Financial Literacy
I always get asked, “When should I start teaching my kids about credit cards?” Well, I suggest teaching your kids about money around the age of 5. And honestly, teaching them about money is the beginning of teaching them about credit and credit cards. Read more…
February 21st, 2014 - Category: Teaching Kids to Work
Some kids are just natural born leaders. You may think that your kid isn’t one of them. But all kids have leadership potential. And as parents, we can help develop and enhance those skills that will not only set them up to be leaders, but will also benefit the rest of their lives. Read more…
February 3rd, 2014 - Category: Press Release
Nearly 600,000 kids demonstrate responsibility, accountability and teamwork by completing jobs on MyJobChart.com. Read more…
January 30th, 2014 - Category: Press Release
It is estimated that nearly 870 million people of the 7.1 billion people in the world, or one in eight, are suffering from chronic undernourishment, and 1.3 million poor people in developing countries live on $1.25 a day or less. With MyJobChart.com, kids can experience the joy of helping these people by completing jobs and sharing money. Read more…
January 27th, 2014 - Category: Press Release
There has always been a silent workforce in America – our kids. MyJobChart.com has helped kids earn close to $2.5 Million while learning about work ethic and responsibility. Read more…
January 21st, 2014 - Category: Press Release
Through partnerships with churches, missionaries, individuals, businesses, and local governments around the world, MANNA is able to provide food, clothing, medical assistance, educational assistance, and spiritual guidance to those marginalized by society. MyJobChart.com now partners with MANNA to bring more attention and donations to projects in more than 35 countries. Read more…
January 13th, 2014 - Category: Money
Many people associate the idea of going green with high expenses, but you don’t have to install solar panels or buy pricey organic items to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. In fact, there are simple green steps you and your kids can take each and every day to save money. Read more…
January 8th, 2014 - Category: Financial Literacy
When it comes to your kids, as parents, we have many concerns. From their growth and discipline to their schooling and future, parents have lots to worry about. Hopefully, at the top of your “worry list” is their financial education. Read more…
January 1st, 2014 - Category: Financial Literacy
Planning For A Financially Sound 2014 Is A Teachable Moment For Your Kids Read more…
January 1st, 2014 - Category: Organization
How many times in your life have you looked back and realized that x number of years ago you thought of doing something and now x number of years have passed and you didn’t do it. If only you would have hunkered down and made the sacrifice or put forth a little extra effort, you could be enjoying the benefits right now instead of feeling guilty about not doing it. Read more…
December 19th, 2013 - Category: Kids and Reading
Building a child’s reading confidence can be quite challenging, since they’re more exposed to modern technology. However, reading is an important skill that children should learn and it helps build self-esteem. Now, to help parents develop their kids’ confidence in reading, here are eight tips for them: Read more…
December 18th, 2013 - Category: Uncategorized
The holiday season can be the most wonderful time of the year, but with shopping, wrapping, holiday card writing, cookie baking, get-together’s, school concerts, tree trimming, neighbor caroling, dinner preparations, light hanging, etc., etc., etc…it can also be the most stressful time of the year. How about some brownies a-la-mode? Read more…
November 28th, 2013 - Category: Behavior Advice
Research is continually finding that expressing thanks can lead to a healthier, happier, and less-stressful life. That sounds good to me, so let see what we can do to become more grateful and improve our overall lives. Read more…
November 20th, 2013 - Category: Teaching Kids to Give
Buying 5 extra turkeys at Thanksgiving and ding-dong-ditching them at different houses. One year I fell over a curb as we were running away and I scraped my knee. This is one of my favorite holiday memories. How can instill good values in our children that will influence them not only for the holidays but for the rest of their lives? Read more…
September 25th, 2013 - Category: Organization
Time is a precious commodity. The reasons why we never seem to have enough time vary per individual. A big time waster… television. According to USA Media, the typical American spends more than 30 hours a week, (that’s more than a full day!) sitting in front of the TV. Another culprit, your memory.
August 28th, 2013 - Category: Teaching Kids to Give
This morning, I paid $76.54 for an unknown woman’s groceries. She didn’t have enough money at the register so I told her I’d take care of the whole thing for her.
I don’t tell you this so you’ll pat me on the back and think that I’m some spectacular generous person. Rather, I feel anything but, because of the things that led up to it.
August 14th, 2013 - Category: Organization
Are you having problems keeping things straight now that school has started? Here are some apps we would recommend that can help everyone have access to the same schedules, get the same reminders, and share the same information. Just what you need to keep everyone in line and on the same page.
August 6th, 2013 - Category: General Parenting
We all want to protect our environment. Every day people affect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we live on. How do we affect it? By our choices. Our choices determine how much trash and pollution we make. What can we do to make sure that the world we live in stays beautiful? A whole lot, actually.
July 29th, 2013 - Category: Press Release
The Forever Young Foundation is a wonderful organization that is now available in our system as a charity that you can have your children “share” with.
July 24th, 2013 - Category: Charts
By creating a job chart, children will know what they are responsible for. That means less stress on parents and kids. Here are some tips on creating a chore chart that everyone can live with and maybe even love! Read more…
July 9th, 2013 - Category: Teaching Kids to Work
Is your “to do” list spilling over onto several pages? Do you have too much to do and not enough time to do it? Why not employ the forces and start checking off those tasks, one by one. Read more…
July 1st, 2013 - Category: My Job Chart
Live with Bill Handle, LA’s #1 Drive Time Radio Host: Kids and Money – Part 1 in a 5 part series with Gregg Murset, CFP A stunning 39% of adults ages 18-34 come back to live with their parents. Are these kids home for a quick respite after a lost job or are they home to eat their parents food, use their car, and selfishly delay their parents retirement? Listen to this interview to hear more.
June 27th, 2013 - Category: Uncategorized
My daughter has always believed in the tooth fairy. I have always let her. The magic, excitement and fantasy of having a personal-fairy who leaves gifts has always been an irresistible draw, far surpassing the need to insert a sense of reality into her mind. And then, one day, the tables turned on me when I had my own personal fairy visit. Read more…
June 26th, 2013 - Category: Organization
Have the lazy summer months drained you of your productivity? Do you long for the routine of school days just so you can get something done? Follow these 7 tips and you’ll be seeing more checks on your to-do-list. Read more…
June 17th, 2013 - Category: Financial Literacy
May 15th, 2013 - Category: General Parenting
Another trip to the dentist and two more cavities to fill. As a parent you probably feel frustrated. If only they wanted to brush, maybe it would be an easier fight. Don’t despair. Here are 7 suggestions on how to get your kids to be more willing to take care of their teeth. Read more…
May 8th, 2013 - Category: Financial Literacy
Money as you grow is an initiative from President Barack Obama’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability. It points out 20 essential, age-appropriate, financial lessons and even includes corresponding activities that kids can do to learn about money as they grow.
April 30th, 2013 - Category: General Parenting
Boys in general are loud, active, physical, and competitive. We tend to try and prevent this behavior, fearing that it will get out of hand. But active behavior is not necessarily aggressive behavior. Many times we punish a boy, just for being a boy. If supervised and taught properly, their roughhouse play can be wholesome and even a positive outlet for their energy. Read more…
April 23rd, 2013 - Category: General Parenting
We want our daughters to grow into happy, healthy, beautiful, contributing, women. We want them to walk tall and stand for something. We want them to be smart and self-sufficient. We want them to be better than us. So what can we teach them as young girls that will mold them into strong and capable women? Read more…
April 18th, 2013 - Category: General Parenting
You often hear that the biggest investment you will ever make is buying a home, and the second, your car. But most people overlook their true biggest investment. It’s one that is larger and more important than either of the previous two. Your biggest investment is your KIDS! Read more…
April 16th, 2013 - Category: General Parenting
It is recommended that half of your child’s plate be filled with fruits and vegetables. So how do we get our kids to eat more of them when dessert is the fun food in our house?
March 5th, 2013 - Category: Organization
The key to successfully organizing a kids room is to involve the child as much as possible in the process. As much as you may be tempted to just haul in a dumpster, long range success can only come by allowing your child to participate.
January 30th, 2013 - Category: My Job Chart
I absolutely love the sticky notes feature on MyJobChart. It is so unique and not even possible with other chore charts. It’s wonderful to be able to personalize a quick message of encouragement or love to each of my boys. Read more…..
January 29th, 2013 - Category: Uncategorized
I recently read the book entitled, “The Demise of Guys” and was totally shocked at the statistics reinforcing what I instinctively already knew in my head. As the author put it, “guys are flaming out”. Crashing and burning. Biting the dust. Well, I for one, am not letting my guys ages 15, 10, 8 and almost 6 “flame out”. Nope… over my dead body is that going to happen. These guys are growing up in a world that would have no problem if they just completely wasted all the potential they have wrapped up inside of them. Just chewed… Read the Rest
January 8th, 2013 - Category: My Job Chart
Since the beginning of the new year, we have had a chance to look back and take note of all that MyJobChart.com has accomplished and look ahead to what is in store. Of course none of what is accomplished could be done without the participation of all of you, the parents and kids that use MyJobChart.com.
January 3rd, 2013 - Category: General Parenting
What resulutions have you made? We hope that one of your New Year Resolutions is to have a happier, healthier, more organized home along with financial savvy kids. Join MyJobChart.com today and we can help you stick to your resolution, and see results when you look back next year.
December 28th, 2012 - Category: Teaching Kids to Work
We teach our kids to take a bath, wash their hair, and brush their teeth because we know that establishing these habits young will make them routine as they grow older. But at what age should chores be required and what chores are appropriate for younger kids?
December 12th, 2012 - Category: My Job Chart
Michele’s family has been using MyJobChart.com for about a year and they like it. When Michele’s 11 year old niece came to live with them, they were shocked when she immediately latched onto the system and learned many lessons because of it. Her niece’s favorite part of MyJobChart.com? Adding more prizes of course!
December 4th, 2012 - Category: General Parenting
Believe it or not, even with all of your good intentions, your child’s chores won’t get done, unless you have a willing child. Sometimes getting things done takes leverage. If you can find what your child values, you can use it as an incentive or a consequence to get the results you want.
November 28th, 2012 - Category: Chores
In today’s society it seems that kids have lots of clothes, lots of expensive gadgets, lots of friends, and lots of fun, but not a lot of chores. In the past chores were a part of every child’s life. Are chores just not as important as they used to be?
November 13th, 2012 - Category: Communication
What was that? Oh, you want to become a better listener? Research suggests that we only remember 25-50% of what we hear, and that number decreases by another 25% if the person we are listening to is a child. Here are some tips to remember the next time your children want to talk.
November 12th, 2012 - Category: Press Release
Secrets for achieving work/life balance.
November 7th, 2012 - Category: Press Release
The mission of the Prayer Child Foundation is to have a hand in answering the prayers of children and families suffering from physical or emotional challenges.
November 6th, 2012 - Category: Teaching Kids to Give
Teaching a child the importance of giving is as fundamental to their future financial health as teaching them to save. The key is to connect their gifts with a charity that benefits a cause they care about. Soon giving is less of a chore and more of an honor.
November 6th, 2012 - Category: Behavior Advice
Consistency teaches children what to expect. When they can predict consequences they tend to think more about their actions and behaviors and make better choices. Be more consistent in praising the good and punishing the bad, and see your children’s behavior improve.
October 23rd, 2012 - Category: Family Time
Is your television the first thing to be turned on in the morning and the last thing to be turned off at night? With the glimmer and jazz that electronics have to offer, how can we pull them away from the screen? Here’s some ideas to keep your kids busy without turning on anything.