Mine get their time with their friends. If chores aren't done they aren't going anywhere during the week or on the weekend.
I also use a negotiation method, this won't work for everyone but it works for me. The boys know their chores and I ask them on Monday or Tuesday when they plan to do them. They give me the day and time and they are usually done when they commit. There have been times where it gets overlooked due to our schedules (they are very active in school and sports, and many times aren't even home until 8:30 or 9p at night) if that happens I ask again for a new time.
I'm not a stickler for having things done every day because we just don't have time, but I do expect them to do be done before they get to do anything other than school or sports.
at 4:41 PM on Apr. 5, 2011