A lot of the time children do extremely well with positive reinforcement. That means lots of praise and occasionally a fun treat as a reward for good behavior. Coming up with ideas for those rewards can sometimes be difficult though. An actual “treat” like a dessert probably isn’t best to use very frequently, and constantly buying knick-nacks and toys can get expensive and add unnecessary clutter. Instead of those, why don’t you give some coupons a try?
Teachers come up with fun little extra privileges that kids can earn in their classroom all the time, and you can use that same idea for your home! All of these ideas are completely free, but they’re things that your kids are probably going to appreciate even more than that candy bar! Here are a few of my favorite ideas:
1. Stay up 30 minutes past their bedtime one night.
2. Choose what the family eats for dinner that night.
3. Bake a favorite dessert with mom or dad after dinner.
4. No chores for the day.
5. Eat dessert for dinner!
6. Have full control of the TV remote for a period of time.
7. Choose a board game for the whole family to play together.
8. 30 minutes more electronic time!
9. Family movie night, and they choose the movie!
10. Help mom or dad with a special project like a fun craft.
Feel free to add your own ideas to this list. Each child is so different that there’s sure to be something they would really love a coupon for. Perhaps you have a child who just adores going on car rides, add that to your list! Maybe your kid always wakes up too early on the weekends? Let them get up 30 minutes earlier on one Saturday morning and you’ll turn on some cartoons for them. These ideas can be especially rewarding if you let them brainstorm some things that they would want a coupon for. You don’t have to spend any extra money on rewards, just let them either choose from a list of ideas, or draw one randomly out of a bag!
Please let us know if you have any other fun Kid Coupon ideas, we’d love to see them in the comments!
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