Gem Jars 2.0 -- way for family to manage behavior, chores, allowance, and more at home | teachmama.com
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start the new year with a new behavior system that builds on the positive and helps establish routines!
multi-colored behavior management system... could correlate with the school behavior chart... Red for Listening and Following Directions, Blue for Keeping hands and feet to self, Green for using inside voices, Yellow for respecting self, others and house and orange for walking... Could give reward when Jar is full or could "cash out" the gems once a month or so.
Great idea for hard to teach behaviors such as emotional regulation, deescalating anxiety, resolving a conflict, etc. I would not use this type of token economy to reinforce easy expected behaviors such as manners and hygiene. I wouldn't want the boys to start "being good" to earn a reward.
31 quarters in the jar at the beginning of the month, every day that they do not do their chores, they lose a quarter. Whatever is left at the end of the month they exchange for cash and the quarter jar is refilled. Not to do "allowance" for chores, but rather teach chores/responsibilities as how they contribute to family.
gems in a jar-rewards for good behavior, 10 gets a prize (cheap, $1 section stuff)... really thinking this might help, but I would think of different things as the rewards, like computer or video game minutes, staying up 10 minutes later at bedtime...