I am an only child.
Growing up I was an absolute angel (that statement might be a little biased).
My parents used logic and reason to solve problems with me.
I figured I would use that same parenting style when I had kids of my own.
Then I had kids of my own.
I wasn’t aware of this phenomenon called sibling rivalry.
I have seen it turn angelic little faces in to calculating little demons.
There are many benefits to having siblings (most of which I’m convinced aren’t realized until adulthood).
In an “attempt” (ahem) to restore a little order to the delicate balance of life with brothers I reintroduced a spin on my “Kindness Card“.
If I would have seen this pre-children I would have thought it a silly bribery system.
3 boys later and I’m fully endorsing bribery as a system for good behavior.
Any little tactic or game that I came come up with to get my kid’s focus off the rivalry will be fully considered.
I created these cards in less than 10 minutes with the help of my ZINK hAppy printer.
The printer uses zero ink. The technology to do that is in the special adhesive paper. Plus you can design and print from your tablet or phone.
Spoiler alert: Come back on Monday where I’ll be giving a ZINK hAppy printer away! (Or if you don’t want to wait, go here to purchase).
It has been said you can change your kids behavior by catching them in the act of doing good.
My hope is that this little system will help reinforce good deeds and positive acts of kindness.
Plus there’s a reward once a kid gets all their punches.
I filled these boxes with little things.
A pack of bubble gum, a box of firecracker poppers, a pack of baseball cards…
Amazing how a surprise, mystery gift will cause a boy to go out of his way to help his brother tie his shoes or make his bed.
Don’t forget, come back Monday where I’ll be giving away a ZINK hAppy printer!