Well, our token economy is brilliant. Seriously, I feel like I may have unlocked the key to my sanity. The results haven’t been flawless – both kids had a bit of a rough evening last night and opted to go to bed at 6:51 to keep from losing any more points. There are a few things that have been amazing:
- I offered 10 bonus points for a peaceful trip to the grocery store. We had the best trip to the store we have EVER had.
- I haven’t yelled or raised my voice in 5 days – I just say and that will cost you points or even better, just get the paper and do a tally mark.
- The children are making a conscious effort to use manners, do acts of kindness, help each other and do chores.
- They are also more aware of their negative behaviors and neither has laid a hand on the other in five days.
I said before, I don’t know if it will last, but I am very pleased with how the last five days have gone. They are working on their 300 point each goal for Disney in 6 days. Minnie is at 161 points. Mickey is trailing with 76 points, but he has 3 big ticket chores almost completed that should push him over the half way point tomorrow.