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Tips/Tricks: Mommy's Toolbox

"You need the right tools for the job" ... a place for ideas on helping children grow - as students, as people and everything in between.

Kids, Chores, and Routines - A Simple, Yet Crucial Part of Family Management | Life As Mom

Do everything without whining, complaining or arguing. Every one has their own jar. Start off the week with a set amount of quarters in each jar. If they are caught whining or complaining, they lose a quarter. At the end of the week, they get the money that's left or you could put it towards an activity.

this women is genius! a list of daily morning activities/tasks for the kids during summer break to keep their bodies and brains active and their house clean. kids get paid for doing the things on the list and at the end of the month those with enough money get to go somewhere fun with the money

Rewarding kids with things they get to do instead of things they get to have. When they do something good, they pick from the jar and get things like to stay up a little later or play outside a little longer etc. Cute idea!

World's Easiest Token System--simple method for showing kids you appreciate their good choices without using tangible rewards.

"The hearts can be tucked into a pocket within easy reach should a child need a little reminder of their parent's love."

No one likes Mr. Pig because when we act like a 'pig' at the dinner table, (burps, reaching over someones plate, yelling, slurping, etc.) Mr. Pig gets passed to them. Whoever ends up with Mr. Pig at the end of the meal must clear the whole table.