I have different reason for taking away toys. I may take something away because the toys have been left out or not taken care of properly. I have done the Saturday bin, although I must admit I haven’t been following through on that lately. I also do love and still use the 10 second clean up. Things that don’t get picked up in 10 seconds get taken away. I am still trying to instill the idea that if “you show you don’t care, you don’t care.” We all still have some work to go here. There is also a reason to confiscate toys if kids are fighting over them. So, what do you do with all these things you are confiscating. You can throw them into the Saturday bin if you are implementing that. I know some moms who get rid of them completely, which can really speak to a child. I think that is OK if you are willing to not replace it with something else. I just haven’t wanted to get rid of things completely because those things cost money. I’m not going to buy my child another doll simply because all of hers have been taken away. Therefore, I recently came up with the idea to put confiscated toys in the prize bin. I give my kids prizes for various reasons. I might use them to award my kids for good behavior for a babysitter. I might award prizes after they have filled up a star chart or a magnetic chore chart. I like to use random rewards. Instead of spending money to fill up the prize bin, why not just recycle in a sense?
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January 19, 2013 by 6 Comments