Something needs to change right now but i dont know how to go about. I need some sort of reward and chore chart/system thats easy for a 6 and 4 yr old boy to understand/follow. We very rarely smack them and atm its taking toys away. They need something to strive towards or look forward to as i know for kids, cleaning their rooms ect just isnt fun but im set in my routines now after years of struggling to keep up with a tidy house and im just starting to lose the plot(i feel theres no respect for me especially when i clean and do the milion other things (im a sahm) and it gets thrown in my face which doesnt help when im doing the same thing day in day out)
So far i have a morning routine set up for them make beds clean room get dressed teeth pack bags put cereal bowls away hair and read book, afternoon is only really unpacking their bag, after tea its just putting plates in the sink and bedtime its clean toys, toilet and teeth. and when i say clean room it also means clothes in the wash.
Another thing thats really getting to me is that they steal. Not from shops but if my bag is lying around theyll take money, go into dp study and take his notepads, take cake and sweets from the kitchen anything that takes their fancy theyll take and be sneaky about it. They have not one toy in their room atm only bed, clothes and an empty desk.
So how would you go about with their routine/chores then a reward system for that but also then if they dont do it or do something naughty like steal, not play nice. I have a list of house rules that we did together which is pretty standard. ARGH help please