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Let's face it. Parenting is difficult! Crazy difficult!!
Yet, the reward of parenting can be significant.

You're not alone if you're tired of nagging your children to complete a task or frustrated with their attitudes and sibling conflicts. Building a positive relationship with your children while training them to be responsible at home and school seems overwhelming.

But there is good news!

There is a simple, positive, and constructive way to bring out the best in your children. Created by a parent/educator, the HONORABLE CHARACTER™ Responsibility-Behavior Chart for home is a simple accountability tool designed to give parents a structured alternative to nagging, guiding children to understand basic home responsibilities and behavioral expectations.

HOME SETS

Here’s How to Use HONORABLE CHARACTER™ Behavior Charts for Home

Created by a parent and a team of experienced educators, the HONORABLE CHARACTER™ system highlights key positive character traits. It can be incorporated at the home or as a reward system for homeschool environments. Focus on academic performance, interpersonal skills, self-awareness, and other attributes with the simple and affordable system that lets you:

  • Catch your child exhibiting the traits highlighted on the HONORABLE CHARACTER™ Chart. There are 14 traits for elementary and middle school kids and 6 for preschoolers. All traits are based on universally valued moral principles like respect, kindness, and responsibility.
  • Acknowledge commendable behaviors with words of affirmation (and maybe a hug!).
  • Track your child’s positive behavior and chores on our easy-to-use, colorful recording charts.
  • Keep the positive reinforcement charts and recording pad in the home's activity hub as a visual reminder of the child's daily behavior and completed chores. When age-appropriate, grant the child the responsibility of recording the completed chores and on the chart.

Kids need clear, written goals. Our positive behavior chart for home is a fun, visual way to track their progress from day to day and over time. We offer three versions of our Home Sets. Check out our Christian Home Sets, our Christian Home Sets for Preschoolers, and Private/Public Home Sets.

HOME SETS

Why the HONORABLE CHARACTER™ System Works

A positive behavior chart for home can be an invaluable tool in helping your child learn to act appropriately. However, our product isn’t just any ordinary homeschool reward system.

Kids who use the HONORABLE CHARACTER™ system are less likely to act out in disruptive ways, tend to perform better academically, and have improved attitudes. It’s why HC is used in countless of homes and classrooms across the country.

This home behavior improvement set was adapted from the highly successful Honorable Character Classroom Management System. It brings the same mindset and consistent framework for developing habits of character into your children's hearts. Our behavior charts focus on positive behavior and help eliminate negative discipline habits.

Here’s how you can change the atmosphere of your home with HONORABLE CHARACTER™:

  • It builds character. Kids learn the importance of universally valued traits like responsibility and cooperation. The HONORABLE CHARACTER™ system helps them master these traits so they can grow into emotionally centered, empathic adults.

  • It provides immediate feedback. With the HC behavior chart, kids get feedback about their positive behaviors on the spot. They can see how well they’re doing just by glancing at the homeschool reward chart, and spot which traits they may need to work on demonstrating more often.

  • It motivates kids in a constructive way. Too much focus on negative or undesirable behaviors can make children feel bad or unworthy. The HONORABLE CHARACTER™ system helps parents focus on the positive. The system incorporates social-emotional learning, which equips children with the tools they need to effectively manage their emotions.

  • It teaches monetary principles such as saving, sharing, spending, and delayed gratification while working toward age-appropriate goals. This is a great starting point for building a strong work ethic and teaching responsibility.

  • It improves sibling and parent/child relationships by fostering empathy and understanding and by eliminating anger, frustration, and punishments.

The reward system for homeschool, classrooms, and interacting with your child helps you build relationships based on trust, love, and respect. For kids, it lays out clearly defined traits to strive toward. For parents, it provides constructive focus and a framework to guide children’s behavior—without nagging.

Home Sets

What’s Included

Preschool Students

  • 5" x 14"

    HONORABLE CHARACTER™ Trait Poster

  • 9” x 14”

    HONORABLE CHARACTER™ Character and Job Chart with write and wipe surface on chart

  • 9 reusable stickers and HONORABLE CHARACTER™ Bookmark

Elementrary Students

  • 5" x 15"

    HONORABLE CHARACTER™ Trait Poster

  • 8.5" x 11"

    HONORABLE CHARACTER™ Character and Job Chart pad - 55 weekly charts

  • HONORABLE CHARACTER™ Bookmark

Contact HONORABLE CHARACTER™

If you would like to learn more about our behavior charts for kids, contact us or read more about all the HONORABLE CHARACTER™ systems. No matter what classroom or homeschool reward systems you have used, this complete set of resources and charts will help you turn things in a positive direction.

Email us at info@honorablecharacter.com or call us at 866-416-5043 to speak with us directly about our proven and effective behavior chart for home use.

FAQ

What are the Different Types of Behavior Charts?

Clearly identified goals are essential for children to achieve the results that you expect of them. A homeschool reward system provides a visual method for you and your child to monitor their progress. There are several different types of behavior charts and reward systems that can be used; some common examples include:

  • Sticker Charts: Often effective for toddlers and preschoolers, sticker charts can also help children with chronic health conditions follow treatment protocols. The chart works by using stickers for specific behaviors; when the child acts appropriately, place the corresponding sticker on the paper. The chart should be in a visible location so your child can see and be proud of their accomplishments.
  • Chore Charts: Research has shown children who have chores turn out to be more responsible, better-adjusted adults.2 Washing dishes, sweeping floors, and cleaning their room are activities that can be done between school assignments and other activities. Track which chores your child does, and when, and make them aware that completing these will earn them specific rewards and privileges.
  • Routine Charts: A routine consists of several activities for certain times of the day. If you want a child to have a morning routine, bedtime routine, or after-school routine, add specific tasks to the chart. These can include getting dressed, brushing teeth, completing homework, etc. A routine chart for a preschooler will be simpler than that for an older child, who may need to prioritize homework tasks and limit screen time on devices before sleep.
  • Weekly Behavior Charts for Home: If a young child is prone to hitting, you can identify a behavior such as gentle touching. Use stickers, checks, or smiley faces for the desired behavior and place each for a specific day or timeframe. Your weekly behavior chart for home and responsibility chart can even use a points system, so your child is rewarded when they reach a certain milestone.

    A positive behavior chart for home can also be more structured to accommodate older children with multiple homework assignments and projects due.

  • Color Behavior Charts: These visual charts work for children of all ages. A simple setup consists of six or seven vertically stacked colors, each associated with a certain behavior. Put poor behavioral choices at the bottom and more positive actions farther up.

    To indicate how your kid is behaving throughout the day, move a pin or sticker up or down based on their behavior. And be sure to explain why you’re doing so. This helps them better understand your expectations.

Do Behavior Charts for Home Use Work?

Studies do suggest that “sticker charts” or positive behavior charts for home do work.1 Like any reward system or behavioral tool, they need to be used consistently to be effective. And, each child is motivated differently and by different ways of recognizing their achievements.

Please also keep in mind:

  • Behavior charts for home and chore charts are intended to recognize desired behaviors and track improvements. The charts can also let a child know specific areas that need improvement.
  • Keep the positive reinforcement charts and recording pad in the home's activity hub as a visual reminder of the child's daily behavior and completed chores. When age-appropriate, grant the child the responsibility of recording the completed chores and on the chart.
  • Behavior charts communicate visually, in a fun and empowering way, just how often the child demonstrates the qualities and behaviors society rewards and values.
  • Using a reward chart is different from bribery. Working toward a reward or a goal is one of the primary motivators for human beings to change or modify their behavior.
  • Rewards for good behavior should be both immediate and delayed. Effective ones can include a hug for immediate reinforcement of desired behaviors and a toy or outing when reaching a specific goal.
  • Setting age-appropriate goals, both immediate and delayed, is a key to success with the behavior chart. Immediate reinforcement can be provided by a toy prize, while a chance to play with friends can work when older children reach a specific goal.
  • Expectations should be clearly stated and based on where the child is now, with achievable steps and recognition of improvements in weekly behavior.
  • Not all behavior charts for home use are created with sound teaching principles in mind. Therefore, be cautious using free printable charts you might find online.

Behavior charts are effective for children of all ages. They can even be used to help with potty training, improve toddler behavior, or help older children work toward age-appropriate goals like buying a teenager's first car.

Do Positive Behavior Charts Always Work?

Behavior charts work on the principle of positive reinforcement, which often gets a child to exhibit a desired behavior. Rewards such as toys, staying up a little past their normal bedtime, or an extra allowance can be effective. While children can learn to be responsible in this manner, it’s not a given.

In fact, several studies have shown that external rewards can undermine a child’s intrinsic motivation. And being rewarded to do chores at home doesn’t guarantee the child is going to help others in different environments. In fact, some experiments have shown they may be less likely to help. Other kids became less altruistic in some studies.3

This doesn’t mean reward systems are bad. It just shows that how you approach them is important. A holistic approach would be to utilize the extrinsic motivation system while allowing the child space to explore intrinsic motivation systems as well.

What Else Will Compliment Behavior Charts?

A Homeschool Reward System and good parenting complement one another. Motivating kids takes time, effort, and patience. A homeschool reward chart can be instantly gratifying to a parent but not yield the desired behavioral results in kids if you’re not patient with them. It’s also important to persevere in getting them to behave appropriately.

But that doesn’t justify scolding or lecturing them. Young children don’t respond well to that; nor does punishment help them learn. But they do model your behavior, so focusing on positive discipline and leading by example can make a reward system more effective.

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