When children are children, rules also become rules. This mom found her son using his mobile phone after bedtime, even though it is against rules. The son had to earn 500 points to finish his punishment.
He was given a brilliant combination of household chores to earn points by his mom and each different job has a different amount of points.
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This is what she wrote:
Congratulations! – You got grounded!!!
To get rid of your penalty, you must earn _500_ points.
Offense: _ Playing on the mobile phone after bedtime _
Write a nice letter to a family member = 10 points
Prepare and cook dinner = 50 points
1 load of laundry (get started, hang up, fold) = 100 points
Clean and organize a kitchen cupboard = 50 points per shelf
Empty the dishwasher = 25 points
Load the dishwasher = 25 points
Clean and wash off counters = 25 points
Clean our microwave = 40 points
Clean and vacuum the living room = 30 points
Sweep and mop kitchen = 30 points
Wash windows = 10 points per window
Water houseplants = 10 points
Dust living room = 25 points
Clean bathroom (sink, toilet and floor) = 50 points
Take out the trash (and rebag) = 10 points per garbage bag
Clean the litter box = 10 points
By the time he earns enough points, the house is going to be very clean. This is a great way to teach your kids the responsibility for actions.
Share if you like this mom’s clever way of teaching her son a great lesson.