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Accountable Kids News

January 2006

 

Dear Traci,

Welcome to the January issue of Accountable Kids. This is a great time to set goals and put your ideas into action. Each day you have the choice to make a difference. Make it a great day!



New Beginnings

As the New Year begins, many will set resolutions directed at self-improvement. We wish you success at achieving your goals for the New Year and hope that Accountable Kids can help you be more successful in your parenting. This year we would like to encourage you to to strive for structure and consistency in your parenting. Why are structure and consistency important? Children need this in order to feel safe and progress toward developing a strong self-concept and self-esteem. Many children fear the unknown, creating anxiety. It is important for children to have an environment that is structured and has predictable boundaries as opposed to being chaotic and unpredictable. Parents who are unified and consistent allow children to learn the connection between choice and consequence. Inconsistency creates confusion and self-doubt. Accountable Kids was created as a tool to help parents provide structure and consistency in the home. In this chaotic and fast paced world, it is mportant to provide a safe and solid foundation that kids can count on as they develop into autonomous and self-directed individuals. Good luck and God bless you in your efforts.



Tip of the Month

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Do you consistently hold your family meeting? Would you like to encourage your children to strive toward improving their behaviors? We have a great way to accomplish both goals. Create a family gift basket with inexpensive items from the dollar store. Explain to your kids that each week their earned Best Behavior cards will be put into a drawing. At the family meeting one name will be drawn and the winner gets to select anything from the gift basket. This idea helps one person to feel extra special, but everyone benefits from this activity. Although one person is able to select an item from the gift basket, the selected prize is a gift for the entire family. The gift basket could contain crayons, markers, cards, a game, CD, or book.

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Q & A

Q: Can I purchase replacement cards for the Accountable Kids program? A: Yes! After you have purchased the Accountable Kids program, we do offer replacement cards. There are a variety of different options depending on your needs. Our large set of 50 Reminder Cards, 3 blank Reminder Cards, 3 Date Cards, and 3 sheets of stickers is priced at $15.00 The small pack of 10 Tickets, 10 Bonus Bucks, 4 Best Behavior Cards, and 2 Privilege Passes is available for $4.99 If you are running low on Date Cards, we also offer a set of 12 Date Cards and 12 sheets of stickers for only $2.99 If you need just one or two cards, let us know which ones and we will send them your way. Please call our main office (928)643-6737 to place an order.

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Just a Thought

Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.

 

It is going to be a great day!

 

Family of the Month - The Whitbys

I first heard about Accountable Kids while listening to Dr. Laura and thought, "What do I have to lose?" I checked out the website and found a creative, fun, incredibly simple way to teach my kids about being accountable. I could go on and on about the experience but I think the most important thing Accountable Kids did for us was...

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