I got this idea from my friend Kristine... who got it from our friend Amy. :)
I love to find great mothers and then pester them with questions about their parenting ideas and of course copy them!
I ain't no dummy.
I've been trying to encourage my kids to do things that challenge them and might even be a little scary. I feel like it is getting harder and harder for our kids to do what is right and often they stand out because of it and sometimes even get teased for it.
So this is our "courage jar".
When any of us (including Trevor and I) do anything courageous we get to decide how many fuzzies we think we deserve to put in the jar (up to 5 for each act).
It can be anything and is different for each of us.
For example Megan gave herself 3 fuzzies for talking to her friends about not gossiping about another girl.
Hallie gave herself 3 fuzzies for asking a boy to stop saying a bad word.
We all added some fuzzies for attending a county meeting to support a friend and express some of our concerns to the elected board.
Campbell got some fuzzies for working on some of his potty training goals (I'll leave it at that).
and so on...
When the jar is full (150 fuzzies) we are going either here or here for an over-nighter and a little family fun.
Anyway, it has been working great so I thought I'd pass the idea along.
Thanks Kristine and Amy.