I caught my boys comprising today and I felt so relieved! We have had tons of fighting and bickering with school out and unfortunately not enough compromising. Then I realized I haven't been giving out any kind of positive energy for brotherly love. They have been losing things for using unkind words and calling names, but I had forgotten all about rewarding...silly mommy!
This is the way I always want them to look ~ happy and getting along.
Of course, that's just wishful thinking, but maybe I can make this summer a little bit more peaceful by offering some rewards for "wise" behavior. I whipped up some coupons so I can give them out when I see respectful, positive behavior from the boys.
I created these coupons in microsoft publisher and let the boys help me pick out the owls. Six fit on one page so I'll be able to print out a bunch at a time. Here is a close up of a coupon ~
Once they have collected enough coupons they'll be able to turn them in for rewards such as alone time with mommy or daddy, bookmarks, books, or extra computer/t.v. time. Would something like this work in your house? I sure am hoping it will help around here!