Don’t know about you all, but my kids are experts are messing around ALL day long and THEN scrambling to get all their chores, homework and important stuff done in the last hour of the day. It’s really started to become a problem. And then my husband, who has been well trained in the fine art of Love and Logic came up with a brainstorm. Here it is folks…
“You kids need to be in your beds at 9pm. Doesn’t matter if your homework is unfinished, if your lunch is or isn’t packed or if you have to turn off your iphone mid-message. (get ready for the kicker…) Now, you’re welcome to stay out of your bed past 9pm, but for every minute you’re out, we’ll deduct a dollar from your allowance.” Deliver this in a calm, sincere manner and DON’T get caught up in any further explanations when they start to argue the point.
We’ve been doing this for a few days now. So far, so good. A little crying (nice try). A little arguing (sorry you feel that way). I’ll let you know if it sticks. You let me know if you decide to implement this at your own home. I’d love to hear how it goes.
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