|Brother Bear being photo bombed by Lizard.|
Here are just a few of the things we implement in our home.
1. Writing Bible scripture that is relevant to the infraction.
Now I know not everyone is a Christian but we are and we stand firm in our beliefs and it is our intent to do our best to pass them along to our children and this is one way for us to do that
2. Explanation Writing from a paragraph to pages long
We have them sit down and write out what they did wrong, why it was wrong, things they should do differently and why
3. Added Chores
Now each of our kids have things they have to do everyday and some that can be spaced out through out the week, but at times they earn extra chores to be done for varying amounts of time. Chores such as cleaning the dog poop out of the yard for a week or clean the bathroom floor with a rag and a toothbrush ( not theirs or ours of course)one afternoon. Nothing to beyond their abilities or dangerous. Just "bad" enough to get the point across.
4. Privileges Taken away
Our kids understand that things like Ipods, Mpg3 players,Cell phone usage, TV time, Computer time, Game systems are all things that are earned and thus can be taken away if they choose to do things they shouldn't or to not do things they should. We typically take them away 1 at a time until they earn it back unless there is no change then they are all taken away
These are the ones we use the most often. Our kids usually respond to these things rather quickly but there is always things like this if things get our hand and you get fed up
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