Sunday, September 8, 2013

Family Meetings....

There's a big kid living in the house now, so there needs to be some accountability and responsibility, I've decided.  So, we had our very first family meeting tonight.  We took roll call, we made an agenda for a family goal with input from all, we initiated the reward chart, finally..., and a little person was given 10 tickets that each represent 1/2 hour of TV or iPad time that has to last the week.  Today we took a trip to the local dollar store so Maeve could chose reward items, and she's very excited about earning them.  I have taken the advice from a friend who mentioned that kids do better when they have earned the reward at the start, and then get stars taken away for poor choices, instead of the other way around.  I'm brand spanking new at this whole thing, so I'm hoping it goes well.  Maeve seems very excited about the whole thing...  let's see if it lasts.