Have you found yourself a very busy family? And not just busy, we are talking about a situation where every member of the family, from parents to the last child, always integrates family life with both work and community life. This makes it difficult to fulfill their roles properly in the family.
This may include littering, finding groceries at the market, refilling gas tanks, and even paying for water and lamp bills. So what do you do about it? Another idea is to spread the word among each family member, but there is also a need to monitor this division of labor.
Have you ever heard of the word, command central? Our friend Maca uses it as a way to keep track of all six members of his regular working family. Contrary to what you may think, this is not a military exercise in Area 52 or a specific sci-fi way to keep track of everyone through the aid of a microchip.
A cleverly crafted to-do list is posted somewhere that everyone can see. This allows each member to be aware of what to do and when to do it. Another good thing about this is that each family member has equal rights to it and can amend it wherever he or she deems it violated.
This does not make sense to busy homes as you can easily track daily activities while maintaining a sense of commitment for each family member. That way, you won’t be stuck with a pile of rubbish piled up in the kitchen.
Flexibility and equal access to the “command central” bonus prevents any form of cheating or complaints from any part of the family. In this way, everyone can do their job while continuing their normal life outside the home.
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