Like everything in life, if you choose to use a reward system with your children, it should be done in moderation. Otherwise, you may end up with kids who are always looking for “what they can get” before doing anything.
Rewards are nice. Who doesn’t like to be rewarded or receive a special treat? But, our children should learn to do things without always expecting something else in return. Sometimes, satisfaction comes from within and it is our duty as parents to teach that to our youngsters.
Even if we sometimes like to try to bribe them to eat chicken!
Thanks Ambrosia Girl for sharing your cute tickets!
I’m also a huge fan of 1-2-3 Magic.
Now that I am embracing my personal verse for the year, I’ve decided that this isn’t my season to cook. Which really works out great since apparently this isn’t my children’s season to eat a variety of foods either.
Three things that I’ve recently discovered are:
Amy’s Mac & Cheese. You find it in the frozen section. This is so good. I especially love how I can pop it in the microwave. Yeah, it’s sad when you are microwaving mac and cheese—-but this is truly good.
No Pudge Brownies.
Who knew nonfat could taste so good?
Of course eating the whole pan in one sitting probably discounts any caloric savings. Not that I’ve done that personally of course.
And finally my latest favorite, Alexia frozen breads. The french rolls look and taste wonderful. Throw a couple in the oven and you are good to go. Which makes me wonder if you couldn’t just make some and freeze them yourselves? And by you, I really mean you, since I’m quite content to buy the frozen stuff this season of my life.
I first read about selecting a personal verse for the year on MaryBeth Whalen’s blog and though it has taken me some time to find the right verse, its timing is perfect for me as I prepare for another school year and a move into a new home.
I want to do everything and then get frustrated when I cannot.
I take on all manner of tasks, no matter how full my plate already is and snip at Big Daddy when he golfs. It is not his golfing that annoys me, so much as the fact that he has time to golf. But that is really my issue. I am in charge of my time and since I do not prioritize restful periods, I don’t get them. I have only myself to blame.
I would do well to reflect on this verse as I contemplate our upcoming school year and the eventual move. What verse would you do well reflecting upon this year?