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!

For more ideas check out We are That Family


~Monica~ said...

I really like this idea! I was just trying to search for ideas for things for my step-son to do INSTEAD of playing on the computer or the Wii because those are the ONLY things he wants to do. Thanks for the idea! This will help regulate it.

Melanie said...

What a great idea!! I'm going to try this with my son. Thanks for sharing!
I just found your blog through 'we are that family'... looking forward to more of your posts!

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Jessika said...

Great idea. I hear that same request often! We do allow the kids to earn time(usually by doing chores), but I like your other specific ideas for how to earn certificates. I found you through lifeasmom's frugal friday.

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