A few months back I blogged about our House Rules and what we do in our home to encourage our kids to behave, be polite and considerate of others. At the end of each day, depending upon how well they followed said House Rules, our kidlets earned what we called “R Bucks” which they could save up and redeem in our makeshift redemption center. It was a good idea, until it wasn’t…..
While the “R Bucks” technically held the kidlets accountable for their behavior, The Hubs and I quickly realized they weren’t actually behaving because of the rules, but because of the prizes they’d get in return. It completely defeated the original purpose of the rules. It was clear that The Hubs and I needed to regroup and think of something else!