We’re really not discipline experts, but we do have a few pre-schoolers between us, and we know that life can be tough when you’re engaged in daily power struggles with a tiny terror machine. So we were pretty pleased to come across the Reward Box, which has a simple but effective way of motivating good behaviour in children.
The Reward Box is a fun take on the traditional reward chart. It is beautifully crafted from wood and comes in two designs – A Fairy House and a Pirate Chest. You get 20 star tokens that you award for good behaviour. You can then swap the tokens for small gifts, or they can be saved for bigger rewards, teaching kids about saving, and reinforcing basic numeracy skills.
We have one Reward Box to give away to a lucky winner. To enter, simply comment on this post with your best tip for encouraging good behaviour (legal methods only please!).
Don’t forget to provide a valid email address so we can contact you if you win!
Closing date midnight on 13 March. T&Cs apply.
7 thoughts on “A Tool to Transform Your Child’s Behaviour + Competition”
I’m a big believer in ‘natural consequences’ rather than ‘punishment’, so, if my toddler is running away from me in the street, rather than ‘punish’ him by putting him back in the pram, or taking a toy away from him (completely unrelated), explaining to him that if he’s not ready to walk sensibly beside mummy, then he has to go back in his pram until he’s ready. It seems to work (sometimes!)…
Highly visible and with a tangible result. We run a sticker chart for good behaviour – each one easily obtainable for things such as making bed, getting ready for school on time, sitting nicely through a meal. Once they have 10 stickers they can choose a treat – eg a train ride, staying up 30 minutes late on a Friday and doing jigsaws etc.
I like to remind my daughter about times when she has behaved well and felt pleased with her behaviour and received praise for it. So if she is jumping on the sofa for example and I’d like her to stop, rather than saying no, I’ll get her attentions and say ‘remember that time when mummy asked you to stop jumping in case you hurt yourself and you listened really well? Remember how nice that felt and how mummy smiled?’ That usually makes her stop & think!
I love this idea. The box is colourful and I love the personal touch the stars are also a great idea my son loves stars and also being rewarded for good things.
Right now I am trying to find positive ways to reward my son for good behaviour and try and find ways to deal with he’s testing of boundaries which he is doing a lot.
When I was younger I only received negative comments,discipline and behaviours I was never praised for any good behaviour.
it made me grow up believing I was always bad and no good to this day I still struggle with these thoughts and feelings.
Now I have a son I will do anything to help him grow up in a positive way after all it’s not a bad child it’s just not a good behaviour they are showing.
I show my son that there are good and bad consequences to he’s behaviour.
Bad behaviour will get he’s toys taken away or we don’t go to a certain favourite place (park) where as good behaviour is rewarded with special stickers of he’s choosing (we have dinosaurs,stars,hearts,trains, vehicles) then after 5 he gets to choose a special big shiny sticker then 10 or close enough he gets to choose going somewhere special.
Before going out the children choose a treat for later. If they are good while out they can have the treat (could be a special game or edible) the game we play so the children stay close is ‘statues’ if they are too far ahead I say loudly ‘statues ‘ and they stand as still as they can until I say ‘go’.
My son loves to receive stickers which he sticks to his calendar. He tries really hard to gather as many stickers as possible.