I’m always looking for ways to satisfy my urge to organize. My son is the focus of my latest mission. I posted a few days ago about my quest for a new rewards chart and system for limiting my son’s TV and video game time. Well, I found it. I created the ultimate system for doing just that. At least I think so and my son’s pretty pumped too.
I searched websites (especially this one) for different ideas and tips. I had a very complex idea, too complex for a preschooler, and simplified it so that he can easily learn and use our new system. Cade loves numbers and is learning more and more math skills so I incorporated that into tracking his screen time. We bought him his own timer and made him somewhat responsible for setting his own limits. I have faith in this approach because for one, kids love feeling in charge and responsible for their own well-being and two, it will help teach him self-control, time management and responsibility. Inadvertently, he’s also learning some reading and math skills too! He thinks it’s awesome.
Here’s a look and our new and improved, super duper rewards system: