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""someone wrote:"If only more people took time to do this for their children!!! "What I love is that each morning, Charlotte and Amelia rush to their envelopes to see what we've written. The notes are sometimes a simple observation of a charitable act or a quick drawing to make them laugh. I love that Charles and I force ourselves to take a minute each evening to think about why we love our children. It's my version of Oprah's gratitude journal."" cute!

When the child opens the door the morning of their birthday they get an avalanche of balloons! Love it!

"Technology Tickets". Each Sunday give the kids 10 tickets. Each ticket = 30 minutes of t.v., game system, computer, etc. Tickets can be used consecutively, but when they are out they are out for the week. **Love this idea!!!** Loss of ticket for consequences - talking back, fighting, etc.

This is an excellent idea - write a letter to your child every year on their birthday and give it to them when they go to college.

Calm Down Jar - A creative approach to time-out. Child first shakes the jar to get their frustrations out, then they're asked to wait until the glitter has all settled on the bottom. That's when time-out is over.

I LOVE this idea! To teach manners at the table! Any time someone at the table does something bad (burp, reach across the table, get up from the table, etc.) They get the pig. Whoever is the last one with the pig has to clear the whole table.

"Here’s a few ways to really notice your child. By notice, I really mean appreciate. By appreciate, I mean fall in love with them all over again day after day after day."

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Additional Chore Magnets: Custom Chore Chart System

Chore Magnets - Each child can do which chore they want and make the money allotted! Brilliant!