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who was the genius who sugested the pasta in the jar???

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Blandmum Mon 22-May-06 18:04:35

.....whoever it was I owe you a pint. Used it is a meeting today and was hailed as an utter genius.

Seriously , many thanks and I think this will help a particular child no end!

I owe you one!

Blossomhill Mon 22-May-06 18:05:14

Please explain MB. Sounds like a good idea.

Blandmum Mon 22-May-06 18:06:35

Instant visable reward for kids for good behaviour (or any set target). Pasta spiral in the jar, agreed reward for set amount. Easy, instant, visable

SoupDragon Mon 22-May-06 18:06:53

Me probably, but I stole it from someone else.

On Saturday, 5 pieces of pasta in ajar. Your child can earn more or (and the is the good bit) lose them depending on their behaviour. On Staurday, count the pasta and sxchange for something. In our case, 10p a piece.

SoupDragon Mon 22-May-06 18:08:04

The good thing abut it is that it's adaptable for your child wrt how it works. And you can "punish" them although I always give them the chance to earn back the lost piece by exhibiting the correct behaviour on the next occasion.

Blandmum Mon 22-May-06 18:09:18

In all seriousness if I ever meet up with you , I'll buy you a pint....or several vodkas.

It is going to make a real difference to one 11 year old .

Ta muchly

Twiglett Mon 22-May-06 18:10:32

was soupy wasn't it

I also think pure geni-arse

Anchovy Mon 22-May-06 18:25:07

The pasta jar is the mainstay of my parenting! My children adore it and take it very seriously. They have a little jar each and a different type of dried pasta each (because, of course, aspiring for the same pasta would be too easy). About every third week they get a "pasta present" - in DS's case a small bit of playmobil, and for DD inevitably some hair grips. DD had her critical piece which would have tipped her into "pasta present" territory revoked on Saturday morning and she said in all seriousness "I try to be good for present next week".

Sigh: the price of three week's good behavious is £1 spent at Claire's Accessories. I get the feeling parenting is not going to be this easy for that much longer!

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