Originally Posted by sl0wp1tch
------ XBOX!...is this the trend?
We don't have XBOX, but the kids do have computer games, GameBoys, and of course TV. I've developed and elaborate point system that requires the kids to earn the right to watch TV, play games, etc. Mostly, points are earned through playing with enthusiasm and effort, not performance. It works because when you work hard, you get better, when you get better, you have more fun, when you have fun, you want to play and the cycle continues. They love the system and I get to play a lot of backyard ball (softball & baseball) and help them develop. Of course, the kids can watch the Nationals without using their points