If you need a little help with disciplining your homeschoolers, here are five behavior charts that work for us.Happy Stickers, Sad Stickers
Last year I wrote about how we are using motivational stickers to help encourage Monkey to have a good attitude in school.
If she has a good attitude, she gets one sticker and a small prize, such as a small sheet of stickers. If she gets a good sticker each day that week, she gets a large prize at the end of the week, such as a small rubber ball or lollipop.
But after a few weeks of this, the techniques no longer seemed to be working. The small prizes were not enough to keep her interested and focused on school the entire day.
So one day, I decided to try “sad” stickers as well for when her attitude gets out of control.
Now, if she has a bad attitude, then she will get a sad sticker. If she gets five sad stickers, then she gets a punishment, such as loosing a privilege. We’ve found that balancing encouragement with a warning seems to help keep her on track and keep her focused even with her ADHD symptoms.
These are some of our other favorite behavior charts that work:
- This behavior chart with a positive consequence and negative consequence jar from Oh My Gluestick.
- This printable behavior chart from Jamie Coupaud.
- This printable color-coded behavior chart from Happiness is Homemade.
- I really like the simple rewards jar that my friend Heather from Running with Spears came up with. We usually find we have to rotate between 3-4 different behavior trackers.
Usually, these tricks will work for a few weeks then we have to try other behavior charts that work for a while. Our children like to mix things up.
What are some behavior charts that work in your homeschool?