Sometimes children are children, but rules are also rules, so when this one mom found her son using his phone after bedtime, even though he knew it was again the rules. He then had to ‘earn points’ to end his punishment… 500 points!
He was allowed to choose how to earn points, and his mom came up with an ingenious mix of household jobs for him to do it, each different job with a different amount of points.
This is what she wrote:
Congratulations! – You got grounded!!!
To get rid of your penalty, you must earn _500_ points.
Offense: _ Playing on the mobile phone after bedtime _
Write a nice letter to a family member = 10 points
Prepare and cook dinner = 50 points
1 load of laundry (get started, hang up, fold) = 100 points
Clean and organize a kitchen cupboard = 50 points per shelf
Empty the dishwasher = 25 points
Load the dishwasher = 25 points
Clean and wash off counters = 25 points
Clean out microwave = 40 points
Clean and vacuum the living room = 30 points
Sweep and mop kitchen = 30 points
Wash windows = 10 points per window
Water houseplants = 10 points
Dust living room = 25 points
Clean bathroom (sink, toilet and floor) = 50 points
Take out trash (and rebag) = 10 points per garbage bag
Clean the litter box = 10 points
There is one absolute certainty here, the house is going to be very, very clean, by the time he earns enough points!
What do think about this kind of punishment, I know I’ve done this before with my kids and it’s a great way to teach responsibility for actions!
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