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HOW TO - EXPECTATIONS / YOU'RE FIRED

1. COMMUNICATE YOUR FAMILY VALUES

What are your own family values? e.g. Be Kind, Respectful, Stay Positive etc.

2. CREATE & COMMUNICATE YOUR FAMILY EXPECTATIONS

Highlight from our template or customize with your own Expectations/Rules. These are expectations your family must follow at all times (these are the ones that can get you FIRED!)

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3. EXPLORE & COMMUNICATE POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES

  • Obtain input from your Kids about the type of consequences they’d expect for not following the Family Expectations.
  • Consider consequences that are realistic, manageable and that you as a parent can stick to.
  • Decide on the consequences of being FIRED!  Examples:
    • No TV
    • No Internet for the day
    • No playing with friends

4. COMMUNICATE THE “NOT FIRED BONUS"

  • Customize Kids Kash amount to suit your Family (we used $20.00 in our home).
  • A $20.00 Bonus is held at the beginning of the month for each Kid, encouraging them to stay NOT FIRED.
  • If your Kid is FIRED, then the $20.00 Bonus is taken away and not paid out on pay day.

5. DEFINE & COMMUNICATE THE FAMILY “TEAMWORK BONUS”

At the end of the month if ALL Kids stay NOT FIRED then...

  • $5.00 Bonus awarded to Each Kid. 
  • Family Experience for the whole team.  ie. Laser Tag, Home Movie Night, The Zoo.  

HOW TO - YOU'RE HIRED & Employee Of The Month

1. CREATE & COMMUNICATE THE JOB POSTINGS (CHORES FOR HIRE)

  • Highlight from our Template or customize with your own. 
  • Decide if any should instead be part of the everyday must-do basic contribution chores (Non-Payable). Move these to the Expectations/You’re Fired template.
  • Customize Kids Kash amount to suit your Family.
  • Parent(s) Initial each time job is complete.

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2. COMMUNICATE EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH & HFK CONTEST CRITERIA

Parent(s) chooses Employee Of The Month and considers:

  • FAMILY VALUES – who was best at family values ie, helpful, kind, respectful, etc.
  • FIRED – who was NOT FIRED or had least amount of X’s.
  • TEAMWORK – who was helping or encouraging others to stay NOT FIRED.
  • HIRED  – who participated the most, applied for most jobs.

Your Own EOTM receives:

  • Special Reward for the WHOLE MONTH.  Kid to choose with parent(s) approval. ie. favourite seat in the car for the whole month. 
  • Submission to our HFK EOTM contest.

HFK EOTM Contest:

Parent(s) submit Kid to our contest for a chance to win prizes and extra recognition.

CRITERIA :

  o Minimum 5 chores applied for.

  o Must stay HIRED.

  o Overall values, participation, effort and teamwork.

Kids Kash

Take a look at our suggested Kids Kash payout but feel free to establish your own for what works in your Family.

FAQ

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE FIRED?

  • It means they were caught 4 times (3 X warnings first) deviating from Family Expectations. Could be 4 different expectations/rules, could be the same rule 4 times. 
  • It means they face a consequence(s).
  • It means their monthly NOT FIRED BONUS is taken away.
  • It means they’ve taken away the family TEAMWORK BONUS for everyone.
  • (If it happens that your Kid is FIRED more than once in a month, they continue to face consequences).

NOT FIRED BONUS

  • A significant Bonus (we used $20.00) is held at the beginning of the month for each Kid, encouraging them to stay NOT FIRED.
  • If your Kid is FIRED, then the $20.00 Bonus is taken away and not paid out on pay day.

TEAMWORK BONUS

  • This bonus promotes teamwork by encouraging each Kid to do their part and work together so none of them get Fired. 
  • If successful each sibling gets: 
    • paid out $5.00 on pay day
    • parent(s) give a special family experience or outing to celebrate this success.

WHAT IS KIDS KASH?

  • Kids Kash can represent real dollars or can be added up to represent special rewards or experiences for your Kids.  
    • e.g. $15 Kids Kash = sleepover at a friends.
  • Kids Kash values can be customized to suit your family needs or values.

HOW DOES ONE GET HIRED?

  • Kids apply for Jobs (choose a chore) from the JOB POSTINGS.
  • Kids are rewarded for completion and tracked for pay day.
  • Parent(s) to customize Kids Kash payout to suit their Family.

HOW DOES ONE BECOME EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH?

  • Parent(s) choice based on Family Values, Not Fired, Teamwork and Hired
    • Kids choice (parent{s} approved) reward for entire month!
  • Parent(s) submit their EOM to our HFK EOTM Contest based on criteria.

Recommended: PROBATIONARY PERIOD

Take the time and invest in teaching your Kids. Everyone will need some practice to adjust, so we highly recommend a probationary period to set you all up for success!

While the Kids are getting used to things, it's helpful to snap photo evidence of something you come across that is "X worthy".  Show them or text it to them as a friendly hint and watch how fast they take action to resolve!

Recommended: TEAM MEETINGS (Pre-Launch & Pay Day)

  • Host an initial Pre-Launch Team Meeting to communicate the game and Kids Kash payouts chosen.
  • Have the Kids participate in setting Jobs and Expectations.
  • Throughout the month take photo evidence to show where improvements can be made. 
  • Host a Pay Day Team Meeting every month. Make it fun with snacks, prizes, cash on hand, order in, or even dress up!

Review things like: 

  1. Strengths and Opportunities that month 
  2. Focus items for new month
  3. Set consequences/rewards for new month
  4. Announce the EOTM

We used our BEFORE video along with our original Team Meeting presentation to launch HFK in our home.  Included below is also a progress video of one month AFTER.

Our Original Pre-Launch Presentation

Take a look at our very own Pre-Launch Team Meeting presentation.

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Check Out Our Before & After Videos

There was already improvement after just one month!  But as you see there was still more room to improve.  It does take time for the Kids to get used to things but if you stay with it for just a little while longer the payoff is soooo worth it!!

BEFORE Video

AFTER Video (one month progress)

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