Its a been a big problem in our house at the moment!
I was going to write about this last week, but I thought I would give it a while before I bragged " this has changed our lives"
( nah just kidding )
Here's the background:
We have always had issues with screaming, but the latest fad is SWEARING!!!
Middle B especially has taken to it like a duck to water....
and now Little J has picked it up..... but worst of all, Lil Miss!
Uh Oh!!! And it is sooo much worse when little kids say them
So after a long discussion with Middle B, Mike came up with the solution to our guilty secret....
The kids helped with labelling the jar, obviously tanks to Little J are relevant
The deal is if your'e caught screaming, swearing or acting angry to others, and your'e a kid - 10c into the jar
If your'e an adult - a wopping $1.00
Yes Mum and Dad aren't saints!
Infact we have both contributed a few dollars each, and are having fun telling each other off, its actually taken the nagging out of it because we now have become competitive
(in all good fun of course.)
The result so far:
Middle B is trying really hard to stop himself, though midweek wanted to 'opt out' ( sorry kiddo no can do! lol )
Big J is sly and being careful, though I caught him a couple of times with screaming
Little J, not so clever ( poor man ) so he is running equal with B
Lil Miss, well thats going to take a while, and she doesn't qualify.
And once the jar is full, we will be using the money to do something as a family.... at the moment the talk is about going out for dinner.
We have had happier kids,
happier us and a nicer atmosphere at home this week