First, let me say, my precious boys, four & six, are much better children than I deserve.
With that disclaimer out of the way, I needed an easy way to "keep up" with the positive reinforcement.
Also, I really didn't care for the "nagging" mommy I was becoming.
Well, to my delight, I found a possible solution in the June/July 2010 issue of Family Fun magazine.
A wise mother of 5 children came up with the idea of marble jars.
Each task/chore the children completed was assigned a number of marbles. Easy tasks are worth 1 marble, more difficult or time consuming tasks are worth 2 - 4 marbles.
As tasks are completed, the children add marbles to their jar. Once their jar is full, they can receive a special treat. Ours treats are a date w/mom or dad, a book, or an hour of Wii/computer/tv time.
So far so good...I'll let you know how this works out for us.
PS....scroll to the bottom to get the info for a new party I'm hosting in August!
Show & Tell Every Wednesday at Blue Cricket Designs
You're Invited to participate in our first ever PRETTY PACKAGES PARTY. Take the button & code so you remember to come back the first week in August!