Use a Reward Chart
Smart teachers use visual aids to keep kids' behavior in check. Whether it's a warning chart, a punch card or a reward chart, kids can easily see their status and use it as a motivational tool to get work done and behave in class. Jennifer Little, an elementary school teacher with 40 years of experience, agrees with the tactic. "Have a chart with what you are going to reward the child for doing," she suggests, noting that it's especially effective when costlier items are used as the reward. A similar chart in your own home can help you manage your child's behavior while teaching her that she needs to work for the things she wants. Two birds, meet one stone.