Simple time management tips

From “Simple Ways to Save Hours of Your Time” at MSN:

To get your kids to help keep the house neat, [author Laura] Stack suggests a system she calls Jail n’ Bail. “If they don’t put their stuff away, it goes in the jail box, and they have to pay five cents to bail it out.”


Technorati Tags: , , ,


  1. says

    I think this is a great idea, except, where do they get 5 cents?

    Instead, make them trade another toy or object to get it out. If any object stays in jail for 30 days, then it goes to goodwill.

  2. Jill says

    I combine it with a behavior “heart chart”. Five good actions earns a toy back. If nothing is in time out (toys are taken for poor behavior as well) then he earns a treat. We draw hearts on our little fridge chart whenever he’s nice to his brother (or does other things he’s learned will make Mama happy!)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *