Find a spinner from a family game. Place a plain white label on each section of the spinner. On each label, describe a small reward your child would like.
Some rewards should be better than others. You might even want one space labeled “No Win.” Here are some ideas:
- Choose your favorite dinner menu.
- Ten hugs and kisses.
- Watch one TV show on a school night.
- Invite a friend to spend the night.
- Skip taking out the trash.
Each time your child does homework without any nagging from you, she can spin the wheel. Later on, you may want to assign points to different rewards. (For example, if your child earns 10 points, she can invite a friend to spend the night.) Increase the number of points needed to win a reward as your child gets into the “homework habit.”
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