Colorado, USA

Screen Time Chore Chart, Positive Reward Incentive System, Behavior Management - Video Games

Track screen time, build responsibility, and give kids positive reinforcement.
Tokens are in 3-time increments: 15 mins, 30 mins, 60 mins.

HOW IT WORKS:

CHOOSE Targeted Goals or Chores. Make it simple, clear, and understandable.
Examples:
- Empty the Dishwasher = 15 min Token
- Complete Homework= 30 min Token
- Cut the Grass = 60 min Token

WRITE IT DOWN. Write down the reward and tokens required to keep the target and reward front-and-center.

CONNECT the token to the targeted behavior as quickly as practical. Put one token in the chart each time your child achieves the targeted behavior. Explain why: "You are getting this token because you did X behavior! I'm really proud of you for doing X. You've earned X minutes of screen time!”

BE CONSISTENT: Consistency is key!

BE POSITIVE: Stressing positive behavior helps build self-esteem.

DON’T PUNISH: This isn’t to say that there isn’t a place for punishment, but that reward charts should be used to reinforce positive behavior. Don’t associate the reward chart with bad behavior, and don’t take away tokens if your child isn't behaving well.

IT'S A REWARD, NOT A BRIBE: A bribe is a gift for stopping bad behavior, a reward is a prize for demonstrating a targeted behavior.

KEEP IT GOING! Once your child has mastered the targeted behavior, establish a new goal, and a new reward.