My 7yr old has become very difficult to deal with. When he gets home from school all he wants to do is watch TV or play games. Lately I have been lax on our usually very strict TV rules. He cries and throws a fit when I turn off the TV and whines the entire time he does homework. Last night it was scouts and he threw a fit when it was time to go. He didn't want to go, and I know that the only reason was because he was in the middle of a video game. I made him go. He made a commitment, he is going to see it through.
So dh and I decided tv and games are off limits. However, we think that tv and video games can be a incentive. That if chores, homework, and good behavior are accomplished, that he can earn tv time. I'm wondering what do you think is appropriate?
Do you think that if he does good today, that I should allow time tomorrow for tv? if so how much?
Do you think it should be a weekly accomplishment? Like every day that he does well, he earns some minutes that he can use the next week?
Or should it be task by task? Like chores done = 10 min of tv time, homework 10 min and good behavior = 10, and that he can use it to his description (obviously only after all tasks are done at the end of the day), so that he can save up time and watch one show per day, or save it up for a movie or longer gaming time?
Just looking for ideas on how to do this.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:18 PM on Apr. 7, 2011 in General Parenting
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