Ava’s New Points Reward System
How the Points Reward System Works
10 Points – Candy
Candy comes in many forms: a ring pop, a chocolate bar, a bag of gummy bears or chips. Eating a whole bar or bag of candy at once just goes against our nutritional standards for Ava. Not to mention our sanity because she is already a high energy kid. Therefore, we divide things up; split a bag of gummy bears into thirds. She can eat some after training, pack some in her school lunch and then the rest could be consumed as an after school snack.
Ten points will be the average amount of points she can get in a one-hour session, during the weekdays. Items in the 10 points category cost about $2.00-$3.00 and definitely should not be more than $5.00. On Monday night, Ava earned 11 points. Ten points in training and a bonus point for doing really well at Lady Rockets practice. As a reward, Ava chose a two-pack of Reese’s Cups. She ate one cup immediately and took the other to school for lunch today.
15 Points – Small Toy
20 Points – Large Toy
Large toy rewards will be more attainable on the weekend as well. They include full-size LOL Surprise Dolls, mini lego sets, etc. When we started the Points Reward System on Sunday, Ava earned 20 points. She excitedly chose a LOL Surprise Fluffy Pet. For a large toy, we will likely stick to a range of $10.00-$15.00.
We are only three days into using the system and so far so good. She is pushing harder and maintaining a positive attitude about 95% of the time. After putting in her hard work to earn the rewards, she seems to have a greater appreciation for them.
Ava has never said, “Oh, I really enjoyed that piece of candy I ate yesterday.” However, she did mention how much she enjoyed the Reese’s cup during lunch at school. She described how it was very chocolatey and filling. But like I said, it’s only been a few days. Let’s see what happens. I will provide updates on Ava’s Facebook Page after about a week and then go from there.
“Cry In The Beginning So You Can Smile In The End”– Marta Vieira da Silva