As a teacher, I am used to positive reinforcement in the classroom. How can I get the kids to show respect? How can I help them to follow directions? In the past, I have used a marble jar as a reinforcer for the entire class. After filling up the jar, the class would get a reward of their choosing.
Now as a mom, I'm always searching for ways to use positive ways when dealing with my boys' behaviors. Thanks to WinWinApps, there is now a virtual Marble Jar app for iPhone and iPad! What a life saver! Not only do my boys love playing with my iPhone and iPad, but now I won't have glass marbles rolling all over the house!
As I have mentioned before, "Little Ricky" has a tendency to talk back and he thinks that he "knows it all!" As much as I want to scream and send him to his room, I know that this is not the way I should react when he does this, so I've been looking for alternatives. We started with a behavior chart and it was effective. Now that I have found Marble Jar, we are on the road to positive reinforcement!
Our next step is to decide what appropriate reward should come out of "filling" his marble jar. Maybe a special "Mommy/Son date" to test out our manners!
Over the next few weeks, I will monitor "Little Ricky's" choices with his words and manners and he can put marbles in his "jar." I will share our journey.
Hmm....maybe I will create a "Mommy Jar" to help with household chores! My reward? DESSERT!!
Now it's your turn...go to iTunes and download Marble Jar for FREE! I look forward to hearing your ideas on how you plan to use Marble Jar.
Disclosure: This is part of a compensated post series sponsored by Marble Jar. All opinions are unbiased and my own.