right how does the marbles ony the jar form of discipline work

(7 Posts)
chocoholic05 Sat 27-Apr-13 19:26:07

And does it work? Has anyone tried it? My boys are aged 5 and 7

chocoholic05 Sat 27-Apr-13 19:28:35

should be marbles and the jar btw !

BrienneOfTarth Sat 27-Apr-13 19:29:27

Oh I'd like to know more about this too...

chocoholic05 Sat 27-Apr-13 20:14:40

probably not a good thread for a Saturday night smile

storynanny Sat 27-Apr-13 20:53:13

In schools I've worked in there are several variations of this as a reward system. Basically good behaviour (expectations discussed in advance) extra special good work, particular good deeds, extra hard work at making progress, overcoming a particular difficulty, going the extra mile etc etc all wins a marble in the jar. When it's full/end of day/end of week etc child or group get a treat. At school that be extra playtime in or out of the classroom, a healthy eating treat etc. hope that helps.
By the way.... Nothing to do with children and marble jars but ....... I read somewhere that if you put a Marble in the jar every time you have sex in the first year of marriage and then take one out every time after that, the jar will never be emptied!

mummy2benji Sat 27-Apr-13 22:44:06

I've used one for my ds1 with his food phobia and eating problems, as a reward for trying something new. I initially gave him a jar with one marble in and told him it was his "big brave new foods marble jar"! Every time he tries something new, even if it is just a lick of something he would never have gone near before, he gets a new marble for his jar. I told him that when he gets to 10 we'll buy a marble run. He is 4 1/2 and was charmed by the idea. He likes to play with the marbles and although we haven't got the marble run yet he is excited by the idea of it. It's bribery, really, but it has helped as an incentive with his eating and in my opinion will do a lot of good. A little bribery doesn't hurt.

estya Sat 27-Apr-13 23:24:00

I think the point is an individual's good deed earns a marble in the class jar and when the jar is full the whole class gets a reward.

So its not so much 'when I'm good I get a reward' as 'when people are good everyone benefits'

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