Here's a great idea - Pediatrician Approved
Introducing the YES/NO CANHow does it work?
Every time you observe your child doing something good, showing obedience, putting away a toy, being kind to their siblings, making their bed, or brushing their teeth write the word YES on a small piece of paper and put it in the can or jar.
Every time your child talks back, doesn't obey, throws a fit, or does anything "not good" write NO on a piece of paper and put it in the Can.
Your can will start to fill up with lots of pieces of paper.
Now, this is when it gets good.
When your child asks for something, or asks to do something. Consult the CAN. For example, "Mom, can I have a play date?" or "Mom, can I have a popsicle?"
Reach into the can and pull out a piece of paper. What ever it says is the answer to their question. If it has been a week full of disobedience, there is not a very good chance they are going to get what they want.
Your children will quickly learn that their behavior has consequences. This is also great because it takes the pressure off of you. You are not making the decisions, their actions are making the decisions. They will start to work really hard to make sure the can is filling up with YES's instead of NO's.
A few things to Remember...
- Explain the process to your children before you start. Sit them down and using examples, make sure they understand.
- You will need a different can or jar for each child.
- YOU HAVE TO RESPECT THE CAN. If you are going to try this in your home you can't draw NO and then change your mind or you have just defeated the purpose of everything you are trying to teach your children.
What do you think?
ARE YOU GOING TO TRY IT?