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boy, Adrian. He is the youngest and the
only boy, giving plenty of opportunities for the older folks to dote on him and
spoil him rotten.
the ground, encourage good behavior, and the importance of money, I have began
using the “Good Boy/Totally Awesome Board.”
five behaviors he needs to work on. For this week, his list includes:
- Brush your teeth after every meal.
- Say grace before every meal.
- Do your homework after arriving from
- Always remember to clean up your desk.
- Make your bed every morning.
his list, and these points are equivalent to pesos. Bonuses are given for behaviors that are done
consistently. For consistent behavior,
he gets five points. For inconsistent
behavior, he gets two points. For a
behavior that he totally neglects, he gets zero points. Once a listed behavior
has become a habit, done consistently, I change the list on the board.
count the money he has earned and let him buy himself a treat, his choice. It
may either be a book, a toy, or an art kit.
insists on having plenty of points to buy his new Wii game. And he is way, way
far from earning those points yet.
However, he has been consistently working hard to master these behaviors
and turn them into habits.
boys. Sometimes, he slacks off, but I
gently remind him about the points he will earn if he does the behaviors on his
list consistently. I know it seems like
I am bribing him, but if it makes him learn good habits, why not?
burger with his points…