Squeaks is most definitely not what you would call a difficult kid. In fact she’s amazingly compliant and well behaved. She is two and a half though, and it has become helpful to have a visual aid when discussing behavior.
As I searched for a tool, something to point to and discuss consequences, I was unable to find many options that emphasized wisdom and not just goodness. There is, in my opinion, a difference between making wise choices and making good choices. I want my children to strive for Godly wisdom, not just being “good people”. Any-who, couldn’t find what I wanted, so I made it!
I laminated ours and we use a small clothespin with Squeaks name on it to keep her place on the chart. An “outstanding” day receives a special sticker (most of the time “good job” does too), and each step underneath has a consequence. Toy taken away, time out, etc. I shared this with a few friends on Facebook and one wise mamma added an extra bit of awesomeness by allowing her littles the chance to work their way back up the chart by helping others. Great display of God’s grace and compassion.
Visit my Etsy shop to get a Wise Choices chart for your kiddos!