How to create a child-led incentive chart

Whitney Moss, Parenting Author and Blogger, explains on how to create a child-led incentive chart with your child in order to get your child to improve his or her habits
How to Create a Child-Led Incentive Chart
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How to create a child-led incentive chart

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When I am trying to get my son to do something to change his habits, I have had the most success when I really involve him in the process. So we have been into making charts and I have him help make the chart. We decide on the goals together, so whether it's read for 10 minutes or 20 minutes, he and I talk about this and decide what a reasonable goal is. And then he also decides on the reward. Recently it was Pokemon cards and something else like that. So he was really motivated because he had helped to plan this whole system out. He was really pleased with himself when he got to mark off the milestones that he had reached along the way and then he picked his prize at the end. So it was all about him and it was as if he set the score , rather than me telling him you have got to read every day, why aren't you reading every day? It was like this chart is posted on the refrigerator and he know what to do and so he is motivated to do it.

Whitney Moss, Parenting Author and Blogger, explains on how to create a child-led incentive chart with your child in order to get your child to improve his or her habits

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Upon becoming a mom, Whitney Moss joined forces with her BFF Heather Gibbs, and they began writing down hundreds ideas for fun things to do – with babies in tow. The result was their book, The Rookie Mom's Handbook: 250 Activities To Do With (and Without!) Your Baby and website, RookieMoms.com, which has been on Babble.com's list of Top 50 Mom Blogs twice. Whitney has been a contributor on BabyCenter.com and spoken at the MamaBear family tech conference.  Whitney lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two children: Julian, eight and Scarlett, five. She grew up in Los Angeles, CA and attended Barnard College.

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