Parenting Expert Michele Borba Endorses as Excellent Motivational Tool

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This week, renowned author and parenting advisor, Michele Borba, Ed.D., joined other experts in praising the free online chore chart, Now used by 110,000, My Job Chart is looked to as a way for young people to track their chores and practices while providing added motivation and encouragement as well as teaching them about money management and the concepts of "save," "spend," and share., a free online chore chart helps children enjoy tracking their chores and practices.

With, “Kids can now be inspired to get off the couch and start achieving more,” Borba says.

According to leading experts, is the answer for teaching children to work, to be responsible and to understand the value of money.

“My Job Chart changes the entire conversation about how to teach kids the fundamentals of work and money,” says internationally renowned educator, Michele Borba, Ed.D, whose books, blogs and seminars provide answers to virtually every problem encountered when raising children.

Now, Borba points to the free website,, as a solution for some of the most-needed parenting challenges.

From her expert viewpoint—as an NBC contributor who has appeared more than 80 times as parent expert on the Today Show and countless other talk shows and whose recent book, titled The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries, shares a compilation of her parenting advice—Borba says, with, kids have an excellent source of motivation.

With, “kids can now be inspired to get off the couch and start achieving more,” Borba says.

This was exactly what My Job Chart founder, Gregg Murset, was seeking for his own six children when he hit upon the idea of the free online chore chart.

Murset said their house, with six kids, ranging in age from 3 to 13, was "out of control. We tried everything from paper on the refrigerator to everything else.”

Nothing seemed to work to really motivate his children to stay on task and none of the existing systems seemed to encourage goal-setting and real achievement.

My Job Chart was an instant hit, not just with Murset’s children, but for the 110,000 who have used the online system over the past year since its inception. “ is technology,” Murset explains. “That’s what kids like. It’s what they really respond to.”

Site users find added benefits, including:

  •     Icons make it possible for even the youngest children to use.
  •     Parents and children can personalize the list of chores to meet their needs.
  • tracks chores, practices, activities and more.
  •     A built-in reward system offers encouragement to “spend,” “save” or “share.”
  •     Genuine motivation that makes work and achievement enjoyable.

As the children mark off their jobs on, they earn a certain number of points, to be “saved” or “spent” right away to “purchase” a reward supplied by their parents, or to be “shared” as a donation to a charitable organization. While the site allows parents to access an Amazon store link where they can purchase reward items, the site is also set up so families can create “free” rewards—anything from extra TV time, one-on-one time with mom or dad or a family bike ride.

Jennifer Cross, of Fort Worth, Texas, says she was hooked on the free My Job Chart site from the start. Using it with her three children, ages 3, 4 and 6, she has been pleased with the educational aspect of the site.

“I’m a high school teacher and a lot of kids have everything done for them. Parents are not taking the opportunity to teach their kids about work and responsibility,” she said.

She says her children have responded well to the intrinsic rewards and immediate feedback the site offers.

“With My Job Chart, seeing things being checked off and completed is often reward enough for my kids,” she said. “Then we have created ‘extra jobs’ where my boys get most of their points” to earn items from Amazon.

“Now they like to work and they come to me asking what other chores they can do,” Cross said.

Bottom line, Murset said, “ is just a fun, easy way to instill work ethic and build character over time. And, it works.”

To access the free My Job Chart website and get started tracking your family’s chores, meetings, sports practice and activities, visit

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