One day a few weeks ago after a terrible day with my children I decided…
That’s IT…! We are making a change.
Well…Here is the change and man does it work well.
Each child has a list of things they can do well.
There is a sheet with reward stars every night for great behavior.
There is a sheet listing rewards the most interesting to them by far…must be the clip art...
Green chip first level takes 20 stars to earn with which they can spend on a first level reward or save to trade. Blue chip can be bought with a 5 "Green Chips" to spend or trade up. Red chip can be bought with 5 "Blue Chips" the reward a big bonanza "Theme Park" day...wooohoooo!!! at the bottom.
And then we keep track on a pie plate.
It took about 1 hour to set up.
It has been 3 weeks now, my kids drag me to do their stars every evening, and they just cashed in their second level “Blue Chip” for a trip to the Toy store after 3 weeks of amazing behavior. We celebrate the great stuff, end the day on a positive note by talking about all the things they did really well, and they are learning the routine chores much more quickly as we review the elements every day.