Motivation: Prize and Celebration Ideas
Use our iMOM charts to track your child’s progress. Let them check-off each day or use stickers instead.
- Fun eraser (you can buy the non-toxic types for less than a dollar)
- Special pencil
- Special seat at the dinner table
- Choice of favorite food at the grocery store
- Bedtime set 10 minutes later than normal
The halfway point of any attempt should be celebrated in a big way.
- Recognize your child in front of the whole family.
- Let your child choose his favorite meal for dinner.
- Present your child with some sort of gift that you know he will like, according to his current tastes and interests.
- Trip to the dollar store to choose a set number of items.
Once your child reaches her goal, be prepared to honor her and her achievement with fanfare.
- Have a ceremony where you present her with her completion certificate.
- Talk about the qualities she exhibited that enabled her to reach her goal: hard work, dedication, sacrifice, etc.
- Take a photo of your child and put it on the front door with a sign explaining her accomplishment.
- Take your child on a special outing – a picnic, trip to an amusement park, or let her choose how she would like to spend the day.
- Call grandparents or other relatives and let your child share her accomplishment with them.
How do you celebrate your child?