We started the marble system a couple of months ago. The boys earn marbles for doing chores…
…and they lose marbles for not doing what they should.
They keep the marbles in their very own painted jars.
At the end of the month, their allowance is based on how many marbles they have in the jar.
It's been working quite well.
For all of us.
It's easier to keep your cool when all you have to say is, "Take a marble out."
And I have volunteers to do chores almost any time.