I am trying to reward my kids when they do something good. I have tried the punishing when they do something wrong and that isn't working. Any suggestions for rewards that don't cost anything?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:16 AM on Dec. 8, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by Steph319 at 8:18 AM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by older at 8:20 AM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 8:22 AM on Dec. 8, 2010
Compliments don't cost a dime! And when you catch a child being good and make a verbal note to them....darned if that other child next to them try to get noticed and a compliment too. I am not a fan of reward charts and reward programs. I am a fan of a life long pattern of recognizing when someone is doing something that is really nice, good, special, or worthy of being noted. Even if it is something as simple as catching them clean up their toys. Compliment it. Not every two seconds but several times a day. Every once in a while if you are out, and you happen to catch them in a good moment, treat them to an ice creme cone, a pack of sugar free gum, a small item of their choice from the dollar store. It is about in that moment. It is about noticing they have not argued this morning and telling them to grab their coats....your going to the library to pick out DVD's for popcorn night b/c they were so great.
Answer by frogdawg at 8:42 AM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by Winter1derland at 9:15 AM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by courtneycra at 10:24 AM on Dec. 8, 2010