This is the fun one! The Blessing Chart is designed to help you acknowledge and reward godly attitudes and behavior.
The left-hand column lists good character qualities, with cartoon drawings (see example below). The center column quotes Scripture verses that tell how God blesses us when these qualities are present in our lives. The right-hand column is left blank, for you to write in agreed-upon rewards.
The chart instructions give many ideas for creative rewards that relate to God’s rewards in our lives. For example, under "peacemaking" one of the verses listed is Matthew 23:12, which says that "he who humbles himself will be exalted." The instructions offer ideas for ways to "exalt" your peacemaker: a party or feast with the family, no chores for a day, a "Servant’s Day" when the family performs services for the "exalted" child, or flying a special name flag from your front porch.
The Blessing Chart encourages the following Godly character qualities:
Submission to authority/honoring
Pleasant words/wise speech
Reverence in church
Kindness, gentleness, mercy
God blesses us for our faithfulness and obedience. Use this chart to help you bless your children for their righteous behavior.
We believe that this chart offers a needed balance to the "If-Then Chart."
More creative ideas for rewards (certificates, crowns, medals, etc.) are offered separately in the Blessing Chart Patterns.
Scripture quotations are primarily from the NKJV.
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Elena of California, 12/14/2011
I use the Blessing Chart for two of my children (ages 8 and 13). Since the chart is laminated I can write on it with a dry erase marker. I divide the right blank column into 2 smaller columns. I put their initials in the column when I see them displaying positive behavior. I encourage them to support each other by telling me when they see the other child displaying positive behavior as well. However, they may not tell me when they think they deserve their own initials. It is so wonderful to see my daughters supporting one another and pointing out how the other is doing well. When the column is full of initials, usually by the end of the week, I pull out my bag of goodies and let them decide on a treat (they are usually around $1 each). It is a great, inexpensive way to encourage positive behavior.
Zach's Mom of MA, 11/24/2011
What a blessing the Blessing Chart is! It is wonderful to be rewarding the good behavior. It compliments the If-Then chart. My son caught on very quickly that it goes well with him to stay on the blessing side. We teach to the heart and do not use it as a list of good and bad, but rather a celebration of the heart change through Jesus Christ our Lord and Redeemer. After 20 check marks Zach gets to chose a special activity to do together. He loves this reward and so do we.
Barbara kazmierczak of PA, 11/12/2011
This idea is amazing and we have been using it for several years now. It has changed our family. We have added a few new badges of encouragement and initiative too. I also made some doubles to if 2 children earn it they can each have one.
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MShytle of SC, 1/1/2011
I couldn't imagine a day in our home without this chart! It is awesome! I originally bought it 5 yrs ago when we only had 1 child, now about to have our 5th our oldest 3 children are still using the same Chart. They not only love getting the rewards for their "Good Choices", but love to learn why it is good for them to have this kind of behavior! Thanks so much for this product!