Dangle App Takes the Nagging Out of Kids’ Chores


Finally parents, there’s an app that may eliminate the need for nagging your kids to complete their homework or chores. Larame Mergerson created Dangle as a way to stay connected to his son through the school year and prevent a summer slide, according to Preston Hollow People.

“I called it Dangle and made the logo a carrot. My mom raised me, pretty successfully, on a sort of rewards system. It’s all about rewards with kids and with the app I could stay engaged and watch him succeed, with achieving his rewards and in school,” Mergerson told PHP.

Parents moderate the app by assigning point values to chores. The child can use points to earn an allowance or other items as agreed upon with their parents. Each time a child completes a chore, they check off the task on the app.

Photos and videos can be uploaded to show their parents they’ve finished the assignments.

“It creates a collaborative environment,” Mergerson told PHP. “You’re deciding on goals together and assigning points to make them achievable. My advice? Make that first reward achievable in a week or two, so they can see themselves as successful. From there, you can see what works for your family.”

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