These short instructions will get you going with KidCash in no time.
Getting started is easy. We are going to go through the Slow Buildup Approach where you introduce the system slowly to your little ones.
You're going to start off simple with getting them used to exchanging dollars for goods. Since it's new, we want to start it off with something special. Pick a treat the you know your kids like and don't usually have access to and put it in the house. You might also want to pick up a temporary wallet for them as well.
This usually happens after dinner. Start by going over what they did really well that day. Try to always praise the effort and not so much the outcome. If relevant, cite a thing or two they could have improved on as well. Then tell them for doing such a great job, they're going to get a Candy Dollar that night and give it to them.
Some time after dinner, ask them if they would like their special treat. It should be something they can't say no to. When they ask you for it, ask if they have the Candy Dollar to exchange. Take the dollar, give them the treat and send the off happy.
Once you see they are recognizing the exchange of a good for a dollar, that's when you can start introducing other dollars and the concept of "getting a ticket".
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