Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Earning Computer Time
I don't know how things work at your house but at ours I hear " Mom can I get on Webkinz?" at least 5000 times a day from each of three oldest children. I tried several different ways to handle this but I didn't stick with any of the schedules or systems. However, I think I've finally found a way to deal with this.
Each child has an opportunity to earn coupons good for 15 min. on the computer. Here's a list of how they can earn them.
1. Have a personal quiet time/ devotion
2. Read at least 30 minutes
3. Complete all daily chores
4. work on a school related project such as phonics lesson, creative writing, art project
The children can also loose coupons if they are rude, sassy, or disrespectful. They may use them all at once or spread them throughout the day. I like this system because they can only earn one hour total and once the coupons are gone they are done!
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