Monday, August 16, 2010

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

We've had a challenging summer with our precious little 4 year old. He's still the same little cutie, but with a stubborn streak (wonder who he gets THAT from)? I took the "marble jar" idea and incorporated it into a reward system at home. We have 2 glasses and a handful of pennies. One is the "happy jar" and one is the "sad jar." Riley gets pennies in the jar based on the type of choices he makes. We worked hard to follow directions, listen, and say nice words to earn pennies in our happy jar for making good choices. Saying bad words ("stupid") earned a penny in the sad jar. Riley finally got all of the pennies in the happy jar and was rewarded with at treat of his choosing.

He had to call his grandmothers to tell them the GREAT news! He was so proud of himself--and so were we. We can't wait to take him to his first movie at the movie theater!!


Angie & Greg said...

What a great way for Riley to see that hard work does pay off. He does look proud of hmself. Enjoy your trip to the movies!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations, Riley!!! (and Mommy too!)

rachael... said...

Great idea!

Boyz3Mommy said...

Yayyyyyyyy Riley...knew you could do it!!