Reward charts or reward systems.

Gina - posted on 09/17/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Looking for some ideas on setting up rules and regulations for ADHD/Bipolar children.

We have basic rules already in place.

Just wanting some rules that apply to school behavior,specific rules that apply to ADHD/Bipolar child.
My son is not bringing home his homework, not bringing home his behavior report.

So to solve that I am going to start picking him from school.

I am just wanting to do like a chart with stickers or something, that applies to each individual action that he does.'

Does anyone have anything that they are doing that might work?

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Alahnna - posted on 09/25/2010

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we have stickers charts as well as visual charts. I have a picture chart for my youngest so he can see what he needs to do in the mornings and at bedtimes (transition times are huge problems for him, he doesn't do transitions very well at all). By seeing what he needed to do, it took out a lot of the unexpected and kept a routine for him so he knew exactly what was coming and what was expected of him. I also sat down with him and he had a part in making the chart and also the reward sticker chart. He got to pick most of the rewards on there and we change them around once in a while, add new rewards, take away old ones that aren't so motivating anymore and that way like someone else said, he feels like he is more in control and isn't just being "ordered" what to do. My son is very defiant and can be aggressive at times. These techniques have helped to really cut down on his bad days as well as keeping a consistent routine.

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Regina - posted on 09/23/2010

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We have a Good Choice Jar and there and fun thing that my son likes to do in there and when he makes a good choice, on whatever it is regarding he gets to pick from the jar. We tried the reward chart for a while, it worked for a little bit but then he started getting complacent.

Anne - posted on 09/22/2010

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I did the reward chart with my daughter. After 10 stickers she would get a small prize. After 50 a big prize. After 200 a biggest prize. I put a list of prizes with the chart and she got to choose from each list. With her, and with a lot of ADHD children they feel like everything is out of their control and the power to choose her own prize was a big reward for her.

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