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Summer Break: Your Secret Parenting Weapon-Summer Ice Cream Motivation Printable

Summer Break: Your Secret Parenting Weapon could be as easy as this Summer Ice Cream Motivation Printable. Kids will love doing tasks so they can color.

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Summer break is a great time to connect with your kiddos, but let’s be honest, sometimes it can feel overwhelming. Below is one simple tip to help keep your summer running smoothly!

Let me introduce you to Summer Break: Your Secret Parenting Weapon, your key to success, a simple solution for a smooth summer with the kids…

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YES. Ice-cream is the answer. Here’s the catch, your kids will have to “work for it.”

Check out the details of this simple parenting approach:

  1. Print a copy of this Sweetness Mandala Chart (PDF) and hang it on your fridge.
  2. Each time your child performs a requested task, have them color in a section of the printable.
  3. When the mandala chart is complete, take your little one out on the town for some ice-cream to celebrate.

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What’s great about this positive parenting concept is the versatility. This approach can be used to accomplish a variety of goals:

  • Get your kids to complete their chores
  • Stop sibling bickering and fighting // Learn more
  • Reward little ones for being Mama’s Helper
  • Get your children to eat their veggies // Get additional tips
  • Reward quiet time when you’re working on a DIY project

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Not keen on painting the town yellow? Here are a few creative at-home ice-cream alternatives you could use as a reward:

In the end, the true reward is spending some special time with you.

Ready to get started? Download the free printable here…

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