Chore Ticket System - Rewards

I have tried several "charts" and reward systems for my boys. Some have worked for awhile but never lasted. I've been using the Melissa & Doug responsibility chart for a little over 2 years with Konnor. He loved it at first, was always excited to get a happy face. I would print out a photo of his "reward" and stick it to the side of the chart so he can see what he's working towards. But after awhile he would get bored of it and need another fun way of seeing his chore and behavior responsibilites. I would give it a break for awhile and then go back to using it. Now that he's more into doing chores we've been back at it again. His chores now include: Sorting laundry, emptying the dishwasher, feeding the cat, empty all small trashcans and of course the obvious behaviors and cleaning up toys and his bedroom.

Source: Melissa & Doug
I came across this on the Tip Junkie site and thought it would be a great new type of chart to use with my boys. It seems my boys always expect to get something anytime they do something good, even if it's only once! NOT! I really need to keep teaching them that rewards come in return of good behavior.

What's your way of using a reward/chore/behavior system? Would love to hear more ideas!

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  1. I don't know! Ha ha! I have 5 kids, ranging from 10-2. I've tried different methods--my kids get tired of the same system after awhile too. I have a "prize box" on top of the fridge filled with $1 Target toys, including stickers, books, stationary, plastic boats and cars, etc. We've done that for a long time. I like that my kids have a tangible visual of what they can choose from. Funny enough, I just came across your blog for the first time tonight, with the intent of getting new, fresh ideas. I bought a roll of the raffle style tickets last night and plan to use those for rewards kids can work towards daily--for example, take out the trash, earn a ticket. Rewards will be things like play board game, read stories with mom, watch a movie, etc., each one costing a certain amount. Plan to make my price list tomorrow.

    1. Oh and then will also be taking away tickets if they don't do a job or throw a tantrum. Ha! I'm hoping this method will be more effective, being that there are immediate rewards and consequences for their behavior, and I'm hoping I won't have to be the nagging mom I feel like sometimes!


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