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Our daughter will cheerfully do chores when asked, but almost never takes initiative herself, even with the promise of an allowance.
I decided to seek out an alternative to allowance that would get her excited and make her feel like she had the ability to contribute to our family, without being pressured. Allowance was a big deal to me as a .
I was essentially a serial entrepreneur from a young age and there was always something I was saving for. IBM computer I bought in third grade through the classified. I tried an allowance system last year and she gladly participated, but her earned dollars just piled up in a little treasure chest in her room. Eventually she grew bored with the idea and stopped even asking about her allowance. An allowance system is meant to be a positive reinforcer, but it can have the opposite effect if it is not working for your family.
So when the folks behind GoalUp reached out to me to try their new program, I thought it sounded like the alternative to allowance I had been looking for. GoalUp is a secure online tool that allows parents to set goals with their kids, monitor progress, and reward achievements. Kids earn points as they successfully complete these tasks and can redeem these points for real, tangible rewards toys, games, and more! Since my daughter is in second grade, we set goals that mostly revolve around helping out more with household chores and completing homework asments.
We received points to from GoalUp to review the program, which will likely last us a few months! Our point values range from per goal completed and we set about 15 tasks over the course of the first month. We sat down together and talked about ways she thought she could be helpful at home and at school. She took this project very seriously, and it was an obvious boost to her confidence knowing that her opinions were valued and incorporated into decisions.
Folding a load of laundry only takes a few minutes and is worth 5 points, but dusting the entire house is worth 10 points.
There are a range of prizes to fit all types of budgets, from digital books to scooters. My daughter was already enthusiastic about the GoalUp program, but the prizes were a sweet bonus and have definitely been effective at motivating her to earn the binoculars she is eyeing!
Kids have the power to decide just how much they want to earn by completing goals. No time-consuming chore charts or forgetting to pay allowance! My daughter was thrilled to be able to use the computer to type in the goal descriptions herself. That was almost a reward in itself!
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