I saw this cute "Uh Oh" jar floating around Pinterest and I thought it was a great idea. Basically, you fill the jar with slips of paper with different consequences on them, and when the kid gets in trouble they have to pull out a slip and do whatever it says.
I had the kids help me come up with a name for our jar. We decided on the "CTW" jar. CTW?! What does that mean?! Well, we are Mormon and a popular saying in our church is "Choose The Right", or "CTR". The kids get little rings in Primary (the children's program) with CTR on them to help them remember to make good choices. It's kinda like "WWJD".
I have all kinds of things in the jar. Wash a door. Do 15 jumping jacks. Sit in the corner for 7 minutes. Pick up 10 pieces of garbage. Mop the floor in the hallway. Lay on your bed and breathe deeply for 3 minutes.
The possibilities are endless. Use your imaginations!
Here's Michael performing one of the tasks after whining about doing his homework. He had to write "Kindness begins with me." 5 times.
I'm hoping this jar helps curb some of the craziness. We'll see. Hopefully it will help you guys out!
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Linking to: My Turn For Us, Wait Til Your Father Gets Home, Sincerely Paula , The Thriftiness Miss, The Grant Life