Children's reward program??

@eager4 (48)
United States
February 14, 2007 11:25am CST
I have a 7 and 9 year old that are getting to the age where they fight. About 2 times a day. The rest of the time, they play very well. They are very loving, however, tempers can flare. My wife and I want to stress the importance of a strong sister bond. Do you have any reward programs you set up for your kids? Reward for good, take away for bad. Some good rules of the house (10 commandments)? Let me know what works for you.
2 responses
• Canada
14 Feb 07
set up a mason jar for all of your children. get some marbles. every day that they go with out fighting they earn a marble. when the jar is full they get to choose a special outing that the entire family does together, like going for ice cream, or going to play mini golf, or have a picnic. that way it still encourages them to have a family bond by going out and doing their special treats together.
@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
14 Feb 07
I also use the marble jar method. It's great. Now I only have one child so its not for fighting, but for everything else. It's a great system and she loves it. She gets so upset when she loses a marble, and so excited when she gains one.
• United States
14 Feb 07
I have 2 sisters that are 2 years apart also. When they were 7 and 9 my parents use to take away phone privlages for both of them. They also wouldn't allow friends over the house untill my sisters could get along without fighting for 3 days. They would make them appologize to eachother and hug. This worked but there are still going to be little spits and spats. wait till they get older and hormones start to kick in!