I came across this writing last night. I wrote this two years ago and thought of sharing it with you. It helped me in dealing with my kids about lost crayons, unreadable handwriting, and dirty school bag. This year, we’ve graduated from this rewards chart system. My boys have become appreciative of their baon and take care of their school supplies. I guess the tasks from this activity became a habit thus with or without a reward, they do it voluntarily and happily.
Last school year was a period of punitive justice in our household. I’ve scolded the boys over lost pencil and leftovers. These made my kids feel hurt and sad. They might have even doubted my love for them.
Today though, I will try to be more patient. Instead of punishment, I will reward my boys for every good deed done. Using positive discipline might encourage them to realize their wrongdoings and eventually change these undesirable actions. This way, they will feel not only my love but their value as well.
After brainstorming with the boys, we came us with our COUNT YOUR STARS rewards chart. The kids will receive a gift for every completed task. They also discussed within themselves the prize they will receive to give them further the motivation to do the assigned work.