Brush your teeth !
Make your bed
Clean up after yourself.
Check that homework...
Help with chores...with a smile!
Let's take a great idea from the workplace and apply it at home. Ever had a budget presentation without seeing the numbers? How about buying a $Zillion product without having seen, touched, or tested it? That can happen…rarely. When we buy into an idea, we use many of our senses.
Everyday, at home, parents “sell” thrilling missions like “Make your bed!” and we only use our voice. When that doesn’t work, we use more of it—repetition and/or increased volume. When that happens…it’s rarely fun.
That’s why Home is Fun developed Power Pointers. It’s pictures saying 1000 words. It’s a “show and tell” tool for parents to clearly tell their kids what they expect. It’s a way for parents to select which of those zillion expectations are really essential.
Power Pointers: Simple = Smart
We use photos of children doing what they are supposed to do (yes, these are posed pictures) at three critical times during the day: 1. before school, 2. after school, and 3. before bed. Funny how it’s also the time parents can either enjoy or …. their kids. To put the odds on fun’s side, we designed our standard Power Pointers with one goal for each of these time periods.
- Before going to bed => prepare for tomorrow so that everyone’s day starts off well. (ex. pack your schoolbag, choose your clothes, give Mom or Dad anything that requires a signature)
- Before going to school => learn to care for yourself and your belongings.
- Before dinner => learn to be responsible in work and play.
Power Pointers: Smart = Personalized
Power Pointers work best when your child sees himself in them. Our free downloads let you do just that. Insert your child’s picture (it’ll look funny, which is great) or let her draw herself in. Try our standard Power Pointers first; it’ll help clarify your priorities. Then you can create your own personalized Power Pointers using our extensive array of photos.
For best results, print your Power Pointers on photo paper or have them plasticized.
Power Pointers are Free
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