I have been using reward systems with children with great success since I started working as a Psychologist 12 years ago.
Kurly K was born out of the desire to design reward charts for the house proud mum, charts that both kids and mums are happy to have hanging on the wall.
Kurly K's charts have space for your child's name, and the reward they are working towards to encourage a sense of ownership and pride in their chart.
All our stickers are personalised with a positive and encouraging comment. The stickers are designed to maintain interest and enthusiasm for the child. Children will ask what the comment says and tell you what sticker they want next.
Within the design of each chart, a sense of 'completing the picture' provides the child awareness of their target goal; "When i get the spaceman I can..." or "When I fill my cupcake tower I get...?"
How to implement a reward system
Sit down with your child and discuss the concept of their new reward chart with enthusiasm, interest and excitement. Explain what is expected of them to achieve a sticker.
Either have them write their name on the chart, or write their name with them to encourage a sense of ownership and pride in their chart.
Know what makes them tick. Discuss together what it is they will be working towards and write it on the chart together. Don’t offer the world; it will be hard to match it on the next chart.
As the parent, it’s very important to maintain interest in the chart. Offer a sticker for desirable behaviour and complying with requests and expectations. Read aloud the comment on the sticker with animation and enthusiasm. Praise to the high heavens and do cartwheels around the kitchen when your expectations are met. Show excitement that we are getting closer to our target. Reward the behaviour with the sticker IMMEDIATELY.
Do not bribe! Offer a sticker for compliant behaviour BUT implement a consequence if the expectation is not met.
Generate interest in the sticker chart from the important people in the child's life. Have Nanny, Poppy, Uncle Charlie, Aunty Betty, and Miss Carlie the preschool teacher all ask about the sticker chart. Highlight their amazing achievements and encourage a sense of self pride. Teach the child what it feels like to receive positive approval.
Share your sense of pride in your child's achievements and enjoy a more peaceful household with cooperative children. Get out of the house on time, communicate with your children like a mature well balanced adult and maintain a sense of sanity
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