When I’m tempted to call someone out, I put that energy into self-improvement (and housework).
One of my most effective techniques is turn my kids into Bounty Hunters.
I get them to hunt down my Bad Habits and call me out.
Two examples, and two price points
- Spitting toothbrush foam into the kitchen sink
- You catch me, or I catch you… $1 cash!
- Anybody catches me… $100 cash!
So far the score is 1-1 for misdemeanors
No Felony Payouts, so far
…but I could have charged the kids more than once!
What’s this really about?
It’s a fun way to teach my kids that…
Effective leadership models a willingness to accept bad news
Speak up when you notice a Say-Do gap.