As parents, sometimes it feels like we’re just disciplining our kids all the time. That’s why this new reward chart printable focuses on positive reinforcement in a simple way. It’s a called a Happy Chart. Check it out!
As a mother to five kids, sometimes I feel like I am just putting kids in time out all day long. I was tired of being the bad guy. So, I decided to make a simple reward chart that focuses on the good that my kids are doing instead of the bad. It almost seemed too simple but that’s the beauty of it. Look for the good and you’ll find it. Here’s how it works.
Download your reward chart printable
I designed these two 8.5×11 charts in two different designs depending on your child’s preference. You can print as many as you would like. My daughter liked the pink princess char the best. Just click on the link below to download your PDF. You can print it at home or email it to your local printer.
Explain the chart to your child
Show the chart to your child and explain the rules. Tell them that anytime they say or do something good, you will put a motivational sticker on one of the squares. As soon as all of the squares are filled, you will take them to get a treat or reward. Make sure you ask them what they want for a reward. Keep in mind that this chart shouldn’t be used for discipline. Once a sticker gets put on there, they earned it. It can’t be taken back off.
Try to pay special close attention to the good things that your child is doing. Although some kids may seem naughtier than others, there is something good to find in every child. Even if it is something tiny, make sure you recognize it and reward your child accordingly. Pretty soon, you’ll notice your child trying harder and harder to do good things because of the chart.
Make it a big deal
To get your child super excited about their reward chart printable, let them pick out the stickers. And hang it up in a prominent location in your home so both of you are reminded of it each day.
I originally got this idea from my sister-in-law. She has a similar chart in her home that she created for her daughter who was having a hard time. The chart helped her realize that she is a good kid and that mom loves her. Ultimately, I hope this reward chart printable will improve behavior in your home and help your kids be happy as well.
Here’s a link to the PDF printable Happy Chart one more time if you didn’t see it above.
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