Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Winning Stick

Ok. For those of you that don't know...I'm a stay at home Mom of a very busy and opinionated 5 1/2 year old boy who at times comes home from school with a attitude which he picks up from little boys who pick it up from their older brothers! It drives us crazy.
In the past we used charts which were awarded with stickers and then upgraded to ink stamps, but then we have a paper trail that I can't throw away for sentiment purposes!
So I saw this idea on a fun blog called Designing Moms.
I used a white plastic coated metal rod I found in the garage and made the stripes using black electrical tape.
I'm sure you can also use colored duct tape too.
I decorated a clothespin and moved it from the bottom up 7 whites.

Everytime Dyllan shows outstanding attitude or does something with out having to be asked more than once, we move the clothespin up a white.
If he misbehaves or sasses us, it goes down to a black.
He is already half way on the stick. When he gets to the top white, he has a choice of recieving a toy of his choice with a $10 value OR he can put that $10 into his bank for another time.

So far it's working like a charm!





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