For the last six months, X-man has had a chore chart. He had seven items that he had to do every day. Some of the items were things like: Pick up toys before bed or Help with Indoor Chores or Set Table. Other items included: Being respectful, No whining, etc. If he got 5/7 items for seven days, he got an allowance.
This week, I went through all the Melissa and Doug suggestions for our store bought chore chart and for the first time, I only used one of their suggestions: Do Homework. (X-man is working on his writing.)
Other items: Practice Tae Kwon Do, Do Not Pick Your Nose, Do Not Pick Apart Your Clothes, Eat 5 Fruits and Vegetables a Day.
Except now, he has to get 4/5 every day in order to get his allowance. Yes, there are fewer items to accomplish, but I've also told him I'm not buying him socks any more if he's just going to pull them apart. So he better earn some allowance or he'll have to go without the rest of the winter... (To be fair, he has 10 pairs left.)
Is anyone else having these nervous habit issues with their children?