When your a parent, grounding your children is not a fun task. Though it proves  that you are still indeed charge of the roost, though no parent likes to keep their kids away from their friends and fun. With this parents solution, the kids have an opportunity to ‘work’ out of their grounding using an ingenious point system.

Great way to teach kids a lesson and get your house clean without lifting a finger. I will be using this when my kids are older and inevitably get into trouble.

grounded list

(To get ungrounded you must earn 500 points)

Write a nice letter to someone in the family = 10 points
Prepare and cook dinner = 50 points
1 load of laundry (wash, dry, fold, put away) = 100 points
Clean and organize a kitchen cupboard = 50 points per cupboard
Empty dishwasher = 25 points
Load dishwasher = 40 points
Clean and wash off table = 25 points
Clean and wash off island = 25 points
Wash kitchen chairs, benches, and stools = 25 points
Clean out microwave = 40 points
Clean and wash kitchen desk = 20 points
Clean and vacuum great room floor = 30 points
Wash great room base boards = 35 points
Sweep and Mop Tile in great room = 15 points
Wash windows in great room (inside and out) = 10 points per window
Water house plants = 10 points
Dust great room = 25 points
Vacuum window bench = 10 points
Scrub bathroom sinks = 10 points per sink
Empty kitchen garbage (and re-bag) = 10 points