- Small cutting board from a dollar store. Mine is 6 x 8 inches at the widest part.
- Blue paint and 2in. paint brush. (Can be found at dollar store or craft store like Michaels.)
- Small charger to place board. Or Ribbon to allow hanging. (Also found at a dollar store.)
- Time out decal. (Can be purchased online at Uppercase Living I beleive it retailed around $13.00)
- Credit card or applicator that comes with the purchase. To apply decal. You can also follow the instructions that
- Puzzle glue or Clear laquer to seal.
This "Time Out" station was easily made for really cheap! What you will need is:
Paint cutting board your choice of colour and then let dry. I did 2 or 3 coats. Once Dry, apply decal with the applicator tool or a credit card. (If you are unsure how to apply the decals, follow the instructions that is comes with.) Once Decal is applied, coat with a laquer or puzzle glue to ensure no peeling or lifting. (This last step is optional as I have never had an issue.) Then place project on a charger and put in the designated space that you are planning on using for your "time outs". If you are hanging, Cut approx 6-7 inches of ribbon and staple or glue to the back and it will be ready to hang in the desired location.
There are so many different reward systems out there. We use a treasure box system, where our children get to earn marbles by either completeing tasks or exhibiting preestablished, desired behaviors. Once they have earned enough marbles (different for every age), they get to choose a prize from the treasure box. In the treasure box there are different prizes to choose from like, movies, books, and these coupons. I have learned that along with the material prizes, it is still important to remember to reward with quality time and activities. You will be surprised as how often that is the item of choice!
Tips to Remember: It is impotant to have clear behaviors/tasks for your child to earn their rewards for the best results. (Remember, if you want your child to consistantly act appropriately, you need to be consistant in teaching them how to!). Also, once you have successfully eliminated the "problem behavior", gradually phase out the reward, so you can refocus on a new behavior. (We don't want to teach our children to think that they deserve to be paid for every normal social interaction so make sure they aren't getting rewarded for them!) This is important for the behavioral modifications, if you are using coupons to reward chores it isn't as applicable.
Just cut and laminate for multiple use.
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