So…after 1 whole day – it’s obvious…the scratch-off job cards just aren’t working for my family. I have one child that just can’t seem to go a week without leaving something on his card blank. It’s frustrating him, because he doesn’t get to scratch off his prize – it’s frustrating me – because he isn’t doing what’s expected of him. Too much frustration! I think we need to try this with baby steps.
Plus – I didn’t like that it wasn’t broken into morning and night routines. They need to pray twice – brush teeth twice, etc.
So – we discussed it – and this is the solution:
I laminated the checklist – so it can be reused everyday – and put it on a clipboard with a dry-erase marker. If they complete their checklist they get a “caught being good” card – which will have a scratch-off sticker with a reward underneath.
This way – they get a fresh start everyday. The week was just too much…and one bad day meant no reward for the good days. I think this will be a much better system for our family!
But – I think I’m still going to use the other cards as a bonus reward for the kids that go above and beyond and have the perfect week!! Maybe I’ll make those prizes a little more enticing…hmmm…
Plus – I can randomly give out the “caught being good” cards for outstanding behavior throughout the day. YAY! I can just envision it now…my children will behave – my house will be clean – we will close to God. Yep. It’s gonna happen!
You can download them HERE.