Saturday, June 11, 2011


We've got a new motivator at our house.
Just a few jars and some gumballs.
Amazing what such simple things can do to motivate kids to be kind and helpful.
Be kind.  Be helpful.  Be loving.  Be a blessing. 
Get a gumball.
When your jar is full, choose a reward.
When Hannah's jar is full, she will choose money to put in her savings account.
When Abi's jar is full, she wants to get a feather in her hair.
When Eli's jar is full, he will probably choose either money or a date with mommy and daddy.
It's not a contest.
If you say "it's not fair", you lose a gumball.
Other than "it's not fair", you can't lose a gumball once you earn it.
Easy, peasey, lemon squeezy!


Amy said...

That gumball jar is just happy to look at! :)

Dad said...

That is a great idea. I like the part of them not being able to loose a gumball even if they mess up later.