Earn tokens for good behavior at school and at home to cash in on the weekends for extra privileges, such as "electronic time" (a movie, time to play his favorite Wii games, computer games), living room camp out, a pick from the treasure chest & anything else we can think of to help motivate our Lil Spirited and Spunky boy.
1. Home = blue tokens: Can earn them by abiding by RevilleVille expectations... especially good behavior. Ex: morning chore with good manners, 1st time listening, being respectful, help set dinner table, good manners at dinner, pick up & put away toys, shower/brush teeth while practicing those listening skills.
2. School = RED tokens: Since Lil Rev is having a really difficult time conforming to school expectations (& slowing down to listen, be LESS impulsive, etc.) we partnered with his teacher to incorporate our token system as a reward for good behavior at school. BUT school tokens are RED & can only be used for electronic time & special adventures (biggest motivators right now).
So last week was another difficult week and although he probably didn't deserve ANY red tokens we wanted to keep him hopeful & motivated and s t r e t c h e d to have him "earn" red tokens. Upon using his red tokens to play Mario Galaxy Wii game (his favorite this month) he decided to look for a loophole. After BEGGING to earn more red tokens at home by doing extra chores and promising good behavior "forever", i took this opportunity to remind him about the natural consequences of his behavior and choices at school, reiterated how he can earn red tokens and gave him a pep talk about a "fresh new start on Monday filled with many opportunities to make good choices, listen to the teacher and follow directions". He silently walked into his room and several minutes later came out with "red tokens" he made all by himself. Colored and cut with TLC.Sorry honey, nice try and what a great job you did coloring and cutting but loophole denied!!!