Stickers are very motivating for my daughter, so I was so happy to find the Goal for ItÃ‚Â behavior and chore charts online. They’re free and customizable. Just print out a new one each week and load it up with stickers or checkmarks at the end of each day (if your child earned them, of course).
There’s also the option of just using it online, but I’ve found that my daughter responds best to something she can actually put stickers on. You can work on table manners, saying please and thank you, going potty, no hitting, studying, being respectful, waking up on time, and anything else that you need to add. They’re appropriate for all ages from toddlers to teens.
My daughter loves the days she gets to put a sticker on each thing and sitting down to see which ones she earned each day has become part of her bedtime ritual. At the end of the week, if she’s earned 85% of the stickers, she gets $5 to save or spend on a toy. She enjoys picking out the theme, too, though it’s usually the same one every time since she claims only the girliest ones will do.
If your child responds well to looking at charts to remember goals and behave well, this is perfect because all you have to invest in is a little ink for your printer and a package of stickers. For us, if she’s misbehaving, we only have to say two words, “behavior chart” and she’s back to acting the way she should.
There’s something for you there, too, if you need it. A to-do list. Yours will stay online, of course, and you just check things off as you go and add new items when necessary. You can even make your list viewable to friends or the public in case you need some help staying accountable.
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