I have been desperate lately to find a way to help Kade listen and do what I ask. He has started having an attitude lately, talks back, won't listen, throwing temper tantrums and after him being gone all day and coming home grumpy I have had it. I follow a blog called Tip Junkie and they had a post about Chore Charts. I really liked this idea.
I haven't completely done everything I planned but tonight I started the "token idea". Because I don't have tokens laying around, I have a ton of dimes from when Ryan and I collected our change, I am using dimes. So tonight Kade got a dime for eating all his dinner and a dime for putting his dishes in the sink and a dime for other times that he listened without whining. He has also already had 2 dimes taken away.
At school he comes home with a sheet that says how good he was. If it's a green light he was good, a yellow he was okay and a red means he was bad. So as for the "tokens" he will get a token if he get a green light, he will break even if he gets a yellow light and he gets one taken away if he gets a red light. I think that this works better than stickers which we have done before because it's hard to take a sticker away that has already been stuck to the paper. I think it will be good because he will also be able to really learn the value of money. Although some may not believe in "paying" their child for behavior that should be expected, I am willing to try anything right now!
Hopefully it works out! I will let you know how much of a success it is....