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Inspired By The Jar Momma...

Posted by on Jan. 8, 2014 at 2:07 PM
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I have decided to do something similar.

I now have a Disciplinary Jar with fifteen consequences in it. If a kid has misbehaved in some way, they reach into the jar and grab a piece of paper. There are 15 strips, each with a 'punishment' on it.
The kid will have to do whatever is on the paper. NO trades!
And there is no physical discipline in there.
That's my New Years resolution- no more physical discipline for my kids.

I also have a Positive Behavior Jar. Every time a child does as asked or acts properly instead of throwing a fit, they will get to put a quarter in the jar.

What do you think?


These are the jars side by side.

I made up a little poem to make it more fun for the kids.

What do you think?

by on Jan. 8, 2014 at 2:07 PM
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lmscm
by Bronze Member on Jan. 8, 2014 at 2:18 PM
I really like this!! I'm actually thinking of doing this for my children as well.
Sandiekd21
by on Jan. 8, 2014 at 2:27 PM

I'm hoping that, by letting the kids 'pick' their discipline they will be better behaved, especially with getting to put a quarter in the jar by themselves!

Quoting lmscm: I really like this!! I'm actually thinking of doing this for my children as well.


Sandiekd21
by on Jan. 8, 2014 at 2:35 PM

BUMP!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jan. 8, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Why types of punishments are in the jar?  Are your kids close in age?

Sandiekd21
by on Jan. 8, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Early bedtime, do a chore, lose a quarter from the jar, grounding, lose a toy... stuff like that.
My kids are 3.5, 5 and 7.5.
Semi close, but not entirely.
I tried to come up with punishments that would fit all the children.

There are two things in there that, should the youngest pick them, will go back into the jar. That's two days no computer and two days no video games.
My three year old does not play either yet, so that would not fit her.

Quoting Anonymous:

Why types of punishments are in the jar?  Are your kids close in age?


Gypsy.Scribe
by on Jan. 8, 2014 at 2:51 PM

that's a cute poem! I might steal it.

Do you know how many quarters will fit in it roughly? I mean, I'm sure it will be more than enough for movies, bowling, etc. I'm just curious

Gypsy.Scribe
by on Jan. 8, 2014 at 2:53 PM

also, do the kids each have their own positive behavior jar? If not, how will they decide what to do with the change if one kid wants to do one thing and another wants to do something else?

Sandiekd21
by on Jan. 8, 2014 at 2:56 PM

You are more than welcome to 'steal' it. lol

I don't know who many quarters will fit in the jar. I just bought them today, so I haven't even put one in yet.
:/

Sorry.

Quoting Gypsy.Scribe:

that's a cute poem! I might steal it.

Do you know how many quarters will fit in it roughly? I mean, I'm sure it will be more than enough for movies, bowling, etc. I'm just curious


Sandiekd21
by on Jan. 8, 2014 at 2:58 PM

There is only one jar for all three of them.

Good question.
I guess we'll count the change and let them know what we can afford to do and if they can't agree on one activity, then we'll put them into a jar and DH or I will pick the 'winning' activity.

Quoting Gypsy.Scribe:

also, do the kids each have their own positive behavior jar? If not, how will they decide what to do with the change if one kid wants to do one thing and another wants to do something else?


AtillaTheHun
by facta, non verba on Jan. 8, 2014 at 2:59 PM

I like it. 

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