Summer-time (or any time off from school) can turn into lazy-time if we aren’t careful (by “we”… I mean the parents). It can be easy for us, as parents, to just let our kids lounge around and hop online or turn on the TV when they are bored, but my husband and I really try to keep a limit on those things. That is where our home rules come into play.
reward system based on 'real world' -- kids earn chips for good behaviors and chores, then turn them in for things they want. they also lose chips for behaviors that aren't acceptable. (this is the chart I created for my little nanny-kids)
The first week of summer break brings to light the need for a little structure around our house. I’ve been using a new to us system for tasks and chores around the house with my older kids and it’s been really motivating for them, so I thought it might help some of you too. I’m... (read more...)
Reward coupons for a reading reward chart. Make a chart for the week and decide on how much she needs to read for the day/week. When she reaches that goal she gets one of the rewards. Stay up 15 minutes later, more screen time, etc.