Many argue that handing out kids rewards for either performing tasks that should otherwise be expected, or to get your kids to do something, is tantamount to bribery or even encourages materialism. Others strongly argue that offering rewards for kids to perform certain chores, to stop certain behaviors, or to encourage new and better behaviors, is an effective parenting tool.
Are reward charts fantastic?…Yes! Are they a cure all for all problem behaviors?…No!
An important element of successfully using reward charts for children is to have behavior change goals set in place BEFORE the reward chart has started. Find some useful example here.
Using reward charts to encourage behavior change in our children can be highly effective, but what if they stop working? Find out some reasons why and what you can do to get them back on track.
Reward plans are great. Used with respect and consistency, a good reward plan can be highly effective in targeting and eliminating problem behaviors. A reward plan can include reward charts, token economy, behavior contracts, rewards, stickers, certificates, tokens, tickets, and so on… As long as it is a structured and observable, you can really use … Read More
Choosing rewards for kids is as important as choosing the behaviors or goals for the reward chart. The reward on offer needs to provide the necessary motivation. The following is a list of reward suggestions only, and is limited only by your imagination.
Using a reward chart is a proven, effective, and enjoyable way to help your child improve his or her behavior and to give both your child and you, some level of control over the process.
There are many rules that may be followed in order to allow for the best opportunity of success, but there are three very important principles that underlie the successful use of reward charts.