I thought I'd share my latest incarnation of the incentive program.
|Punch card reward system|
I put together a punch card and had it printed at Vista Print. Cute, right?
The deal is that L can fill up the punch card by randomly being caught doing something good. Random is the key word. He's not getting a punch for every single thing he does, because that ends up sort of a counterproductive hassle.
When he fills a card up, he'll get to pick a reward from a list I've made up. This time around, I'm trying to stick mostly with fun experiences, instead of tangible things that require mommy to jump in the car, and go buy an expensive toy.
The choices will be for things like help mommy make a fun snack, stay up a little later and watch a movie, or choose any book for mommy to read. (Yes, that means even the Pokedex. Again.)
We're just getting started with this, so I can't vouch for it long term, but if you're looking for a new way to reward good behavior, it's worth a shot.