Sunday, May 16, 2010
Positive Discipline Tool Card - Jobs
Children learn life skills, develop social interest and feel capable by helping out at home.
1) Brainstorm a family job list together.
2) Create fun ways to rotate jobs, such as a job wheel with a spinner, job charts, or a job jar for “fishing” out two chores for the week.
3) Take time for job training — do chores with them the first six years.
4) Discuss all problems at a family meeting and focus on solutions.
I'm sure a lot of parents have been patiently waiting for this Positive Discipline Tool Card to come up. Is there anybody out there who doesn't have issues with kids and jobs? Be sure and utilize the "Small Steps" tool card and if you have the deck of tool cards or the tool cards app, you may want to skip ahead and take a peak at the "Take Time for Training" tool card.
Remember that this is not something that will be mastered in one week. Jobs is an ongoing process that probably needs to be addressed at every family meeting. So let's be patient with our children as we introduce this concept. Some of you may already have a system in place and we would love to hear your ideas and success stories.