Sunday, April 1, 2012

Our family reward system.

I have had a lot of people email me and text me about how i do my kids chore charts and reward system. So here is how i do mine. Its focus is to reward good behavior and focus on the possitive instead of taking away or punshing for the negative. Now this may not work for everyone but since putting this into play i have had such sucsess that its just beyond words.

I made the charts in excel based on the things i wanted my kids to do everyday. Now i have a 11 year old boy and a 4 year old girl so the charts are different based on what they need to get done. The 3 bonus options at the bottom are things they can do everyday to earn extra points.
The points transfer into tickets and they use those to buy things from our little store. I use a plastic tote as the store and on the front is a color coded legend so they know what things cost in tickets. (which are just those raffle tickets from office max or walgreens, ect)
Inside the box we have all drinks, snacks and toys that they dont get often so they hold "value" to my kids. I always restock with different stuff so they dont get bored. We have drinks and candy are 5 tickets, bubbles, chalk and small toys are 10, then it goes up to 20, 30, 50 or 100. Basically how i price things are what ever it was to the 10th. So if it was $1 its 10 tickets, if its $5 its 50 tickets and so on and so on. I get all the little toys and stuff by searching the clearence isles of stores and buying when there are sales so nothing cost over $10 but usually $5 max.
 
I hope this will help inspire you to come up with a system that works well for you and your kids and remember to always focus on possitive. Many times kids act up because they only get that attention from when they are bad or actting up. But if you make it a bigger deal that they are good they will strive to be better. Trust me it does work. Good luck.