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Cautionary Tales For Children
Wonderful witty poems great for reading to your children. The stories and rhymes will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Research has shown how important YOU are to your children and how as a dad the things you do, and keep on doing, really count, whether you live with them, or you are a single dad and are only able see them once a month, once a week or more, what you do really matters. This site is dedicated to all dads but will be of special relevance to the single dad. Remember, you are half the reason your children exist and they need you whether you live with them or not. As their dad, you have what it takes to make their lives successful and fulfilling no matter how often you see them. This site is about all the positive things that we as parents have to offer our children.
Reward (or star) charts with star sticker printouts
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Star charts with their own stars, ready to use straight away

dadcando star chart with stars attached

These easy to use Reward Star Charts also come with star sticker printouts that are perfect for encouraging your child to do the things he or she should do, or for you to start creatively managing and modifying bad behavior. Choose a Star Chart (with your child if possible), then just download it and print it out. Cut off the stars at the bottom of the page and use them to make your own stickers.

The chart is broken down into three sections:
What I am going to do?

Rows of spaces for the stars or stickers,

What I will get?
You use as many or as few of the rows as you want, but donít overload your child with tasks to start with. Be sure to write his or her name in bold, easy to read letters in the spaces provided so that there is no confusion whoís chart this is.

. . . Before starting with the Reward Chart, you should make sure you have read the Reward Chart Instructions and understand the all important Reward Chart Rules, otherwise your system might not work or you may end up sending all the wrong messages to your child.
. . . Buy or make special stickers for the chart, and keep them safe; remember to work they have to have a currency and should be valued by you so that your child understands their value and the value of what he or she is getting. Buy stickers on-line or from any stationers and or most supermarkets. If possible, choose the stickers with your child so that they are excited about getting them. Alternatively you could make your own stickers using the, Sticker Printer Pattern on the bottom of this chart, which should be cut off before using the chart. To make the stickers print out the whole sheet and cut off all the stickers and then cut them out and use double sided tape (applied over the back before you cut them out) or a glue stick to stick them in place.

Both A4 and US Letter size downloads are available, and two of different patterns are available which should suit an age range between about three or four up to 11 or 12 (with suitable additional rewards for older children). Just click on the size you require, to download it.

Outer Space sheet star chart and stars

easy to use star reward chart fantastic craft downloads from dadcando download an A4 printable from dadcando download US Letter printable from dadcando

Butterflies sheet star chart and stars

Fantastic star reward chart Fantastic craft downloads from dadcando download an A4 printable from dadcando download US Letter printable from dadcando

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Rewarding success
Poor behaviour is always difficult to deal with and as a parent being consistent all the time can be very hard. If you have just split up from your partner, then emotions will be running high and it's likely that the normal routines will have been changed. It is crucial at this time to try and give good balanced attention to your children, that despite the change in circumstances, and the emotional stress you are experiencing, shows that you are going to be there for them, and still give them the attention they need.

Children crave your attention, and quite often it turns out that bad behaviour is a reliable mechanism for getting your attention

If you get cross with your child when things donít go right and your child doesnít do what they should, although this is not nice for them, the child sees this as a way of getting the attention he or she needs, and starts to rely on this as a means of interacting with you on a very personal level. As a result, a very destructive cycle is set up. Reward Charts (sometimes called Star Charts) are great ways to get things working in you and your childrenís lives and help your children understand what behaviours you are proud of and how they can contribute to the smooth running of a happy home. By using them you'll really show them that you appreciate their efforts.

Reward Charts, in various shapes and sizes work for any age. After all, think about all those store loyalty cards or 'buy nine coffees get one free' cards that large retail companies use to reward adults for certain desired behaviours. On dadcando we have some lovely Reward Charts and Reward Chart Booklets, designed specifically with the single parent in mind (although they are suitable for any dad or mum). All are quick to download and there is even a sheet of stickers to download so that you can print and make your own stickers if you want and get started right away.

Before you start, make sure you have read the instructions and reward chart rules and if the reward chart is to go between homes, that you have the agreement and buy-in of your ex-partner, because consistency is a major factor in reward chart success.

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