05 November 2019
We have a "fuzzies system". I bought a ton of those 1.5" colorful craft pom poms and put them in a large clear plastic container (re-used an old pretzel container from Aldis actually). Every time they do a chore, get caught being nice or doing something good, finish school without complaining (we homeschool), etc they get to pick out a fuzzy (or 2 if they were really good) and then put it in their own individual jars. They can then use the fuzzies (like money) to purchase screen time, snack, piece of gum or decide to save them up for something big (like a trip to the dollar store or watch a movie with popcorn, etc). It's worked well and they absolutely love it! I like that they are learning that good choices = positive consequences and the value of saving "money" for something you really want rather than temporary little wants.