The purpose of the weekly evaluation is to provide some long term goals for choosing good behavior where the 3 daily inspections aim to work on short term goals. So if our son doesn’t pass a morning inspection, he loses privileges for a few hours, but has an opportunity to earn the privileges back at the second inspection in the middle of the day. The weekly evaluations can address bigger issues or repetitive behaviors. Plus if my son fails a single inspection, he has motivation for getting back on track, knowing that the weekly evaluation will take into account any rebellious behavior. The result of all these steps is a more peaceful home since we’re nagging and scolding a lot less and conflict has been greatly reduced.
Since we’ve started the program our son has earned less than $3.00 each week, coming at no surprise to him since each week he assumed he wasn’t getting paid or at the most earned a $1.00, but always earning just a little bit more.
But this week, he earned the whole $3.00! What was even more amazing was that it was a very busy week in our home, lots of stuff going on and I was working from home on a project that gave more than enough opportunity to get oneself into trouble, but he rose to the occasion and did awesome.
I can’t tell you how impressed I was or how proud I felt. It was the best $3.00 spent!
As for my son, he was beaming from ear to ear.
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Oh, in case you were wondering how our payday went with our first garage sale, we made almost $450! It’s pretty surprising what people will buy. The boys had a lemonade stand and made $35 over 2 days. It was a pretty successful weekend and was fun to have our family working together for our family vacation fund.