Rewards Systems Part 1 – Too Many Benefits To Ignore!
We recently recorded some podcasts about creating a rewards system in your home, where we gave away a FREE 6 Step Guide Creating Rewards Systems. We briefly talked about some of the benefits, but more than anything we skimmed over that part and just told you how to set up your rewards system.
If you haven’t listened to these episodes, please click the link below and give them a listen.
Also, you can still grab your FREE 6 Step Guide Creating Rewards Systems HERE!
I feel, however, that it it is important to fully understand all the benefits that are in store if you put forth the work to create a rewards system. I’m not going to lie, rewards systems are work! But they are more than worth the payoff in the end!
- Your relationships with your foster kids will be more positive,
- This is because you will all be engaged in the same positive work, creating positive habits, noticing those habits, and reaping the rewards of the habits.
- You will see a bigger effort from your foster kids to follow the rules and expectations of your home.
- This is partially because they will like you more. It is also, in part, because they know that every good effort is noticed, but the big thing is that they will learn to do it for themselves.
- You will see a bigger effort from you to be positive with your foster kids.
- Well, you kind of have to be positive to make the rewards system work; but, you’ll notice that that caries over to every aspect of parenting. You’ll notice things not included in your rewards system, and you’ll praise and be uber positive because your practiced at this.
- You and your foster kids will act with focus and purpose.
- You will eliminate guesswork.
- You foster kids will know exactly what is expected of them.
- You will know exactly what behaviors to look for and what rewards are associated with them.
- By being on the same page, and eliminating guesswork, you and your foster kids will have more energy to focus on improving behavior.
- You’ll be able to regularly practice specific skills and behaviors with your foster kids.
- Your foster kids will be prepared to handle tough situations, and even avoid some of them all together.
- When something big happens, you will have the structure in place to positively work through it.
These aren’t all of the benefits, but it’s a good start.
Bottom line is…
When we consistently implement a rewards system, specifically tailored to our foster kids’ individual needs, everything is better in our home.
We work harder and are more intentional about how we parent.
Our foster kids are more driven to achieve specific goals because they are motivated to earn the rewards that are built into the rewards system.