When a mom catches her son using his phone after bedtime, a rule he knew was strictly not allowed. She took the appropriate steps and grounded him. She set out punishments where he could amend his wrong doing by earning points.
The goal he needed to reach to annul the punishment was 500 points.
His mother gave him the option of choosing what chores he would do. She created a clever list of numerous household chores and little jobs he could do around the house, each offering different point values.
This is the list she wrote:
You got grounded!!!
To get rid of your penalty, you must earn ___500_____ points.
Offense: _____ Playing on the mobile phone after bedtime _____
Write a nice letter to a family member = 10 points
Prepare and cook dinner = 50 points
1 load of laundry (get started, hang up, fold) = 100 points
Clean and organize a kitchen cupboard = 50 points per shelf
Empty the dishwasher = 25 points
Load the dishwasher = 25 points
Clean and wash off counters = 25 points
Clean out microwave = 40 points
Clean and vacuum the living room = 30 points
Sweep and mop kitchen = 30 points
Wash windows = 10 points per window
Water house plants = 10 points
Dust living room = 25 points
Clean bathroom (sink, toilet and floor) = 50 points
Take out trash (and rebag) = 10 points per garbage bag
Clean the litter box = 10 points