Our competitive Clara won the Rock Game THIS week. The rock game is a system of earning rocks for appropriate behavior and losing rocks for inappropriate behavior. The great thing about this game is that I am no longer the bad guy. (Well I'm still the bad guy, but it seems less extreme this way!!)
Clara earned a trip to Starbucks for all her hard work. (I suppose I will sacrifice and take her to Starbucks). Noah and Hannah were not too far behind her. They all did a GREAT JOB!!
Little E didn't really have a snowball's chance in Hades. But, he is learning what will happen if he pitches a fit, says "NO", hits...etc. He also learned to be polite, to take his plate to the sink, to put his shoes away and to play nicely with his siblings. The first week of competition was certainly a success.
This next week we are going to try something a little different...Each child will have a goal for how many rocks they will earn this week. Whoever meets their personal goal gets a trip to the $2 movies.
I hope they will encourage each other!!! It would be fun to all go to the movies...it's been a really long time since we have been to a movie theater.