Friday, April 18, 2014

Grounded???

This post has nothing to do with cakes, cookies, brownies, cupcakes, or any goodies for that matter....  but I have had an overwhelming response to my Facebook post yesterday about my kids getting grounded.  So, I thought I would share what I posted.

The last week or so has been an extremely busy time for me, and my house really shows it!  My kids got themselves grounded for being late to school, so I thought I would use it to my advantage. I came up with a clever way to get them ungrounded.


This worked out better than I could have ever imagined!  My oldest son got right to work and earned his 500 points in one day.  The other two are getting closer and working hard too!  We had a nice dinner last night prepared by my son.  I found super nice letters on my pillow last night, and my house is looking SO much better!  I just never thought that so many other people would like my idea.  AMAZING!  If you would like to print a copy of this list just click HERE.   Hopefully this will work for you like it did for me!

29 comments:

Marti @ SewLicious Home Decor said...

That is such a clever idea, love it!

Leah said...

Great idea! I'm definitely going to be using this! Thanks!

Camille Gillham said...

I LOVE this! Definitely going to try it. Thanks!

Laurie said...

I love this!! Sugardoodle shared it on Facebook. :)

LOVE your cakes, now that I'm looking around your blog!

Anonymous said...

love it, Sugardoodle shared this on Facebook :)

Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

I have thought of something similar but didn't have the time to write it up. This looks great & saves me tons of time! Thank you!

Katie said...

This is genius! I love it!

Stefani McCune said...

Totally using this. My kids are 8 and 10, so may make it 300 points... but the idea is awesome!

Thank you!!

Kim said...

BRILLANT!!!!

Bobbi-Jeanne said...

Amazing idea!!! My kids are old enough to read and understand this and I think it will work good for them!!! Thank you! :)

Steveandfreddy said...

This is a great idea my kids would love to work off their grounding with a point system! Have you tried this on your kids? Did it work well?

Sassy Smidgens said...

A friend shared you Facebook pic. Too funny. I'll have to pin this to use in 10 yrs when my toddler hit puberty. And I personally love that loading the dishwasher is more points than sweeping and mopping a room. I have a hard time getting my husband to do it too.

Patty Feerst said...

I love this! Is it wrong to hope my kids get in trouble soon? lol

Kim R said...

This is a great idea! I'm going to use this when my kids are old enough for grounding to be an option.

Brad K said...

Has anyone done this over an extended period of time? I am curious at how it works in the long term.

Also, anyone attempted this with children that have any special needs? e.g.; Aspbergers, ADHD, ODD, etc?

Katherines Corner said...

love this. Hope you will share at my hop tomorrow. Hugs! ( Tiffany's Mom)

Deanna said...

I've already made my own version of this. Thanks!

Michele Nielson said...

I love this!!!! In your home, what are they grounded from??? Just hoping to come up with new ideas.
Thank you!!!!

Anonymous said...

I was just looking at this and thinking it might be a great tool for my son with aspergers and ADHD. We have a horrible time getting him to step up and help out around the house. This might be a good tool. Can't be worse than anything else we have tried. :-)

Samantha Walden said...

I pinned it on Pinterest! This is such a great idea. You have no idea what you just started!

Angela Christopher said...

Great job! just found this on the Huffington Post! Pinning! Good luck with your blog!

Renee said...

This is awesome. My son said HA! when I showed him and told him I was going to do this with him and his brother. :P

The Wilson's said...

I put this on my blog (with a few adjustments): http://highheelsandbluejeans.blogspot.com/2014/04/grounding-rules.html

Shosh said...

love this! just grounded my son this morning so perfect timing :) And much better method than denying him electronics, which is what i usually do. this way i benefit and he suffers mwaaa haaa haaa

Crystal A. Blount said...

This is the most brilliant and clever discipline I've ever seen!

Anonymous said...

I need some kids to ground.

Anonymous said...

Wow...nice to see the trolls showed up to rip into someone just trying to do their best in the quagmire that is parenting :) - I don't completely disagree with some of the points. Yes, my opinion is that kids should have regular chores. Yes, I also think parents and kids should work together to solve whatever problems caused the grounding. However, the post isn't a transcript of everything that happened surrounding this idea. And even if she didn't do any of this, that doesn't make her a bad parent or the idea a bad idea. I definitely don't think she's being disrespectful or lazy! We all just do the best we can. I will be using this!

Obrian Tallent said...

Absolutely genius!! Great job!

Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly said...

As a fellow blogger, my heart is aching for you reading some of these awful comments! I think it's a great idea! Sometimes it's hard to find the 'right' consequence for different kids and different situations. All we can do as parents is try to figure things out the best we can. I don't think you're a "lazy" mom trying to pawn off your responsibilities or anything crazy like that. I say...You go, Glen Coco! ;)