I'm sure this is a topic which can be much debated by moms & dads. We have been trying to teach goal setting in our house. In life, it's important to set goals and it sure feels good when you reach them. I came home the a couple months ago to something my hubby was working on with our son.
Harry Potter Lego.
To reach his goal, Brayden must earn 200 points. Below are pictures of the point system. I was very proud of my hubby -it's a very cute idea! I know it was killing him to not give the Lego to Bray. However, it was fun to watch him earn points. So, the whole idea is to "earn" points daily toward his goal -the Lego. The ways he could earn the points were by helping out in the house -beyond his normal responsibilities, doing a acts of kindness, and good behavior.
Yes, we have a basketball hoop in our kitchen & a motivational quote :) Doesn't everyone?
Let me tell you, he went ABOVE and BEYOND everyday trying to earn every last point! It did get to a point that we had to cap off how many to earn in a day.... he was acting like my king, ready to serve me hand and foot! Brayden had been begging for this Lego. We do not allow electronics in our house to be used during the weekday... no Wii, Xbox, iPad, computer, NOTHING. He spends a lot of time working on his Lego creations, and is always asking for new ones. Kudos to daddy for the time and effort!