Who needs the naughty or nice list when you've got this app
Calendars, charts, smiley faces, gold stars--every parent has been there, trying just about anything to get our kids to be responsible for their bad behavior. This time of year more than ever, we want our kids to shine as the little angels we know they really are--and honestly, not all of us are Elf on the Shelf Fans.
Instead, try this nifty app to help keep kids accountable for their behavior.
and slightly warped minds over at JibJab, who now are all parents
themselves, decided to use their creative power for good and have
created a whole line of fun and games aimed at kids called the Storybots
But the Beep and Boop
app in particular is worth calling out.
and Boop is a fun and very simple behavior system disguised as a game. How easy is it? Set up
your account with your child's name and photo then you keep track of
their behavior using a score keeper.
Reinforce good behavior with a "beep" and address bad behavior with a "boop." The app keeps track and lets
you set goals and rewards--say, a special toy?--for reaching a certain number of beeps. The silly voices that accompany the "beeps" and
"boops" make it fun for sure, but beware, each boop erases a beep, which we parents found very effective.
also really great is that both parents and caregivers can
install the app on their own phones and share an account.
Since we started the Beep/Boop
experiment in our home, it was only a few days before all we had to do
was mention the possibility of a boop and the unsavory behavior came to
a halt. -Stephanie M
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