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Old 01-25-2007, 03:39 PM   #1
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Question Please tell me some of the ways you reward your child for good behavior?!?

I am looking for a list of ways that parents typically reward their child for good behavior. I have come up with a few, but I'd love some more:

1. Park
2. Eat at special place
3. Zoo
4. Get a new toy
5. Get candy
6. Watch tv or play video games

I'd like to come up with some more ideas. I'd be soooooo happy if you'd let me know some more ways that you reward your kids when they are good!

Thanks mama's! I'm looking forward to your responses.

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Old 01-25-2007, 03:47 PM   #2
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Stickers!

We use stickers but not for everything and not every time. We also have done something real original - high fives. Then there is the potty dance for that.
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Stickers!

We use stickers but not for everything and not every time. We also have done something real original - high fives. Then there is the potty dance for that.

Stickers are a good one.. and cheap.. Toys and Trips to special places sounds good in the head, but if you actually did that you'd probably go broke. lol maybe as a big thing on a sticker chart. I surely wouldn't advise anyone go out and buy thier child a new toy everytime they went potty on the toilet or ate all the greenbeans.
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Re: Please tell me some of the ways you reward your child for good behavior?!?

I just tell my kids, "Good Job". Something to that affect. That's about it.
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Good old fashion love!
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Stickers here too. We also do a special craft, like a "good girl" crown for DD.

She has tons of fun.

We also do the dollar store on really good days and she gets to pick out something to craft with, you know how they have those wodden boxes or frames or coloring book etc.

Another idea is we take a special trip to the library on really good girl days and she gets to pick out 2 movies and 2 books. We go to the library a lot but don't often get out movies so she likes this a lot.
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I guess what I had in mind is a lot different to what you ladies have in mind. My toddler has a reward chart where he gets a sticker to put on it each time I catch him doing something unexpected and nice...like sharing with his brother...or cleaning up without being asked. Every 2 weeks if he's gotten enough stickers he gets something as a reward - maybe a $2 matchbox car or a tootsie roll or he gets to eat at the mall food court (instead of us bringing our own food). This gives him something fun to work for and it really doesn't cost anything. This is something he gets once or twice a month - and it's something he'd probably get anyway, but it's something he feels like he's working toward. When he puts a sticker on the chart he's quite proud of it... I just wanted some ideas of things as the big end of the month reward. (And by big, understand that a matchbox car is often the biggie for us).

I know love and high-5's seem to work for you all, but my toddler is going through a stage where he likes to hit and not share, etc. This reward chart is really working for us and his behavior has really improved.
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I know with three kids anytime they get do something alone with either mom or dad is special.
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we have a blessing board- anytime the child has been a blessing in action/speach/behavior etc etc etc- they move up the board! It also works in reverse- be a wretch and loose a step!
The reward at the end of the day maybe whoever made it to the top pics the good night book, prays first, etc. At the end of a week we celebrate as a family for everyone being a blessing and do things like hot coco and a book, playing a game, picnic dinner in the living room- lol

we hardly ever do anything monetary or gifty- I don't want all that crud in my house anyway.
we also wanted to do something that kept us as parents being constantly aware of the blessing side of stuff as sometimes the discipline seems so prevelant. So far this is working sooooo good and especially as our kids get older they have a visual on how they are doing for the day.
We also wanted to encourage healthy competition (they can earn steps through chores too) But we wanted to encourage teamwork also so if every makes it to the top we might have an extra happy dance at the end of the day hehe- possibilities are endless!
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Re: Please tell me some of the ways you reward your child for good behavior?!?

Those are some beautiful ideas!

Here are some others we use:

Extra 5 (or however many you want) minutes to stay up past bedtime.
Playdates
Sleepovers
Money (worked for older ADHD kid)
Surprise adventure
Chance to try something you've always said they're not old enough to do, but could try if you helped them just a bit.
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