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I have three children ages 6, 7 and 8. I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work so I am a big proponent of the power of positive reinforcement in promoting good behavior. My husband and I don’t like to constantly “bribe” our children with sweets or toys because we also feel it is important for them to learn the value of earning rewards through their actions of behaviors.
Therefore, I love the concept behind the Awesome Deck of Awesome which is a deck of collectible trading cards for kids to promote positive reinforcement. There are several decks available with either 35 or 70 cards in each deck including the Awesome Deck of Awesome for Girls, the Awesome Deck of Awesome for Boys and Awesome Deck of Awesome Boy & Girl Deck.
I really appreciate that these each card has a vibrant, appealing illustration and is made of a very durable stock so kids can collect the cards without it falling apart allowing the cards to be turned in and reused. My husband has been an offset printer for over 23 years and he said that the printing job is excellent quality.
Each Awesome Deck of Awesome is open ended allowing the parent or parent/child to discuss how it will work as positive reinforcement and/or as a reward system. In our home, the children enjoy going to our local BMX/Skate Park or playing games on the Kindle Fire. One challenge in our household is frequent spats between the kids and toys strewn about the room. We devised a positive reinforcement reward system where the children can earn a card(s) from the Awesome Deck of Awesome when my husband or I observe team work, problem solving instead of arguing between the kids and or other exceptional behavior. Once they earn a certain number of cards they can turn it into us for a trip to the skate park or time on the Kindle Fire. We have noticed that our children really have made an effort to try to find an alternative to the constant spats and they beam with pride when they are given a card from the Awesome Deck.
The Awesome Deck of Awesome was designed by parents for their child and it is a very useful tool if you are looking for a creative way to encourage “awesome” behavior from “awesome” children. You can visit Awesome Deck of Awesome to purchase your Awesome Deck online with prices ranging from $9.45 for a single deck to only $16.45 for a double deck! These would make great stocking stuffers for the holidays too!
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