We are starting a new little incentive program. I wrote about how we let the boys go hogwild with screen time during break. I regret that decision now. I don't think we'll do it again. But what's done is done. Now we have to help them get back into normal routines, including a lot less screen time.
*get up when the alarm goes off
*go to the gym
*keep voice calm instead of yelling
*finish a project
*sit down with boys to read, create, etc.
*purchase only necessary items
S & T
*work together to resolve a fight
*draw, color, or work on activity books
*read books or tell stories to each other
*help out with housework
*say, “Okay,” and cooperate
instead of, “But,” and argue
The boys' cup is a team effort. I didn't want to let one boy play and not the other. So they work together to earn marbles. I really like the sense of camaraderie this seems to be fostering. They are encouraging each other to help out around the house and cooperate with parents' instructions. Good stuff!
One last thing. As an aid for the first item on their list ("work together to resolve a fight"), I found this acronym. I printed a copy and hung it where they will hopefully see it and use it during a conflict. Fingers crossed on that one.
That's it! Wish us luck on our marble grabbing journey.