Tame your household (your kids that is) with this easy-to-use chore chart and rewards system. Stop begging your kids to do their chores and let them beg you, instead, for the chance to earn points. Setup is easy: First define the chores and behaviors that will earn points. Now add the privileges or rewards that motivate your kids - Video game time? A sleepover? Allowance money?
Chore charts and point systems have been around for a long time because they work. Privilege Points takes it to the next level by putting a chore chart and family organizer right in the palm of your hand. Easily keep track of who has completed daily or weekly chores, and keep your whole family in sync with timely notifications. Great for one kid, and a life saver for any more than that.
Add as many chores, tasks, good behaviors, privileges, and penalties as you need. Add as many children as you want. Invite as many adults to join your family as you'd like; parents, grandparents, sitters, and other caregivers can all participate.
Personalized Lists - Customize each child's list of Tasks, Privileges, and Penalties.
Point and Privilege Requests - Kids can request Points and Privileges from their own phones. Parents review, accept or deny those requests from their own phone.
Task Reminders - Turn on reminders for kids, parents, or both. Reminders can be configured separately for each child and for each Task so you decide where and when reminders make sense.
Backdating - If you forgot to accept Tasks or account for Privileges the previous day, backdating helps keep things in order.
Flexible - Every family is different, and Privilege Points can adapt to your parenting style. You define the point values for all tasks, the cost of each privilege, and the fine for every penalty. Privileges can be anything you want. Create privileges to limit screen time or set up privileges to convert points to cash to manage allowance.
Set Limits and Deadlines - Set a deadline if you want a chore to be done before some time of day. Set limits on how many times per day, week, or month a certain task or privilege can be done.
Required and Optional Tasks - Required Tasks are assigned to one or more children and will always show up at the top of their task lists. Optional tasks can be added that don't have a set schedule but can be done on an as-needed basis.
Timed Privileges and Penalties - A built in timer and alarm lets you effortlessly keep track of multiple kids, privileges, and penalties.
Always In Sync - All your data lives securely in the cloud, so all the phones and tablets in your family are in sync all the time. Install on as many devices as you'd like.
Child Lock - Lock Privilege Points in read-only mode on any device used by your children. Each device can be locked for a specific child, or as a shared device for multiple kids to use. They can see their Task Lists and their point totals, but they can't change anything.
Notifications - Mom and Dad will always be in sync with Privilege Points Notifications. Notifications are sent for each task completed and for every privilege granted so everyone always knows who is doing what.
Activity History - A history of every point earned and every privilege granted keeps track of who did what when—invaluable for those times when there is any disagreement or confusion about what was completed or which privileges were awarded.
Personalized Lists now include Privileges and Penalties
- Customize Privilege and Penalty Lists for each child.
- Available to all subscribers
- Some improvements in the Task and Privilege editor screens
- Some minor tweaks and bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
No More Nagging!
Privilege Points is such an awesome and powerful app. Once you create your own custom list of chores (called "tasks") and rewards (called "privileges"), magic starts happening. We use it for earning 30-minute blocks of screen time--they don't get screen time unless they've earned it and when their 30 minutes are up, the screen goes off. Privilege Points has a built-in timer that alerts me on my phone and Apple Watch when time is up and I'm no longer The Bad Guy who turns off the screen--I just point to the timer. I'm not ashamed to say that my kids used to whine for screen time and sometimes pitch a fit when I turned it off, but now they ask me how many points they have and what they can do to earn them. They take out the trash and recycling, unload and load the dishwasher, feed the pets, clean their room, and even wipe down the toilet seat without complaining and melting down. They've become totally proactive about doing their chores! People ask me how I get my kids to help out so much and behave so well and I tell them to get Privilege Points and use it religiously.
Awesome solution for us
Since implementing the Privilege Points system my three kids (12, 10, & 8) now actively seek chores they can complete instead of whining when I ask them to do chores. They also earn points for being respectful and being kind, and they lose points for whining and having a bad attitude. I no longer have to repeat myself 20 times because once I ask them to do something, I don’t get mad... I just repeat myself calmly and deduct a point for ‘making Mom repeat herself’. They hear the buzz of the point deduction and hurry off to comply before I repeat myself again. They stopped asking for soda because it costs points to have one and they even opt to play outside more because playing outside earns points while video games and television costs points. They are setting goals to reach the more ‘expensive’ privileges.
One thing I would like to see added would be an option for the kids to select tasks they have completed so I can review and approve the points. Sometimes it gets frustrating when all three run up at once and start telling me what tasks have been completed. I know it would be best for me to stop whatever I’m doing and award the points immediately, but sometimes that isn’t possible.
Overall, I love this app... and I’ve been sharing the benefits of this app with everyone who will listen. 😂
Parenting Made Easier... BUT...
There are so many things I like about this app. I love how easy it is to customize and to reward the kids for desired behavior. I love that each kid has the app and can see their own list. I can add tasks, rewards, and penalties as needed very easily. The kids respond to the instant gratification of knowing they will get points. My one problem with that app is that I need my kids to be able to check off a box for me to approve their task getting done. Giving the kids the ability to check off their tasks as they go and for me to approve later would free up a lot of my time and end a lot of fuss from the kids when I either can’t award their points instantly or forget about them completely. On the plus side the developer really seems to listen to suggestions as I have seen a lot of improvements in the updates. I really hope this will be the next big step for a pretty great app.
The monthly subscription upgrade isn’t necessary to get good use out of this app but I highly recommend it. It is worth every penny and my kids like being able to save up for the “big ticket” rewards like $10 to shop at a store, visit an arcade, or even a guitar that my son asked for. I absolutely love seeing my kids, not just earning rewards, but realizing the value of saving up for something they really want.
Developer Response ,
Hi - Thank you for the review! If you had not seen it yet, a new version was released recently that adds a new premium feature as you describe - allowing kids to request points and privileges from their own devices and then parents can approve or deny those requests from their own devices.
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- 66.8 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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- Super Savings Pack $4.99
- Privilege Points Family Plan $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.