Calming jar-tell child that they need a break and may come back when everything has settled to the bottom - I think I love this idea. Better than a simple time out for temper tantrums. May even help when you juSt need to calm down.
side in kindergarten and side when they graduate high school. (whoever pinned this described it as an interesting kid picture idea - I realize this is Emma Watson and it's neither her kindergarten or grad pics lol)
Calm-down & time-out bottles: Fill a bottle full of water. Add one bottle of glitter glue & ultra fine glitter. Send this bottle with your child to timeout - to watch it settle and calm him/her. Once the glitter has settled, time-out is up!
A get along jar! Write consequences on popsicle sticks. Everytime the littles fight, they choose a stick from the jar. Examples: *make the other person's bed. *pick up the other kids' toys. *read the other person a story.
I love this - Neat rewards system. 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.
Your child receives a quarter each time she helps out. Then she can "buy" from the house "store." Teach her about money & responsibility.- I like the house store idea. And you buy the stuff yourself without taking them to the store & going wild!
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