When you're a parent, grounding your children can be one of the hardest things to do. But, as a parent you also know it is something that needs to be done. There is not one person that wants a disrespectful or ungrateful child. So as a parent it is our duty to make sure the child gets punished for the unnecessary behavior. Even though sometimes it has to be done, it can still take it's toll on the parent. A blogger named Lynette, found that her kids were late for school one day. She decided to ground them and use it towards her advantage. Her kids learned their lesson and she was able to reap the benefits.
Below is an image of a chore/point list:
The letter reads as follows:
YOU GOT GROUNDED!!!
(ASHLEY, RYAN, AND ADAM)
To get ungrounded you must earn 500 points
Write a nice letter to someone in the family = 10 points
Write a nice letter to a neighbor = 10 points
Help a sibling with homework = 20 points
Prepare and Cook Dinner = 50 points
1 Load of Laundry (Wash, Dry, Fold, Put Away) = 100 points
Clean and organize a Kitchen Cupboard = 50 points per cupboard
Empty Dishwasher = 25 points
Load Dishwasher = 40 points
Clean and Wash off Table = 25 points
Clean and Wash off Counters = 25 points
Wash Kitchen Chairs, Benches, and Stools = 25 points
Clean out Microwave = 40 points
Take out Kitchen Garbage (and re-bag) = 10 points
Scrub Bathroom Sinks = 10 points per sink
Take out Bathroom Trash = 10 points
Clean Toilets = 50 points per toilet
Water House plants = 10 points
Clean and vacuum family room floor = 30 points
Wash Family Room Base Boards = 35 points
Dust Family Room = 25 points
Wash windows in family room = 10 points per window
Sweep and Mop Tile in family room = 15 points
Pay a nice compliment to a family member = 5 points
Although this is not necessarily the traditional way to ground kids, I think it is beneficial for both the parents and the kids. Lynette says, "This worked out better than I could have ever imagined! My oldest son got right to work and earned his 500 points in one day. The other two are getting closer and working hard too! We had a nice dinner last night prepared by my son."
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