Came up with this concept can anyone come up with dialog to fit it?
Puppet 1 is out with a parent and wants something, and the parent gives in. It's an expensive something frivolus that won't last. He/she seems to think he/she needs it to fit in with the other kids. (self-esteem)
He/she shows it off to puppet 2 who explains that she/he too has whatever it is, BUT that she/he earned it by doing extra chores around the house. At first she/he was upset that she/he couldn't just get it, but after awhile she/he enjoyed the extra participation that made her/him feel like a part of the household, she/he liked feeling like she/he did the job best and that she/he got MONEY for it. Then she/he was able to make the decision if she/he really wanted that overpriced item or not, she/he could make up her/his own mind. She/he learned impulse control, decision making, money making and all this roled into long-lasting self esteem.
Puppet 1 felt sad and puppet 2 saw it and gave him/her a job to do....for his/her own good, of course! hee hee
This message has been edited by njnvent5 from IP address 220.127.116.11 on Aug 19, 2009 5:30 PM
nj, from the area of real life. i had a friend who's daughter got a real life lesson. she whined, cried, threw fits etc. because she wanted a vette for her 16th birthday. (ok, ok this is real, settle down!) "all "her friends had one and she wanted one to. after a very intense campaign on her part, dad caved in, but with a twist!
she came home, and dad gave her the keys, told her the car was in the garage and,... but never finished as she was already racing to the garage. when she opened the door, there was her car,..... totally dissasembled! the pieces scattered all over the garage!
As she turned to start her tirade, her dad stoped her and gave her a second box. in it, was the card of a machanic. he then said, here is your car. this man will help you put it together, but you will need to pay him.
long story short, she got a job, when she had enough money she called and the guy came over and helped, (not did) the reassembly. every time she got a paycheck, he came over for a couple of hours. it took her 1 year to put the car back together. but she had more pride and took care of that car more than her friend who was just given her car.
she is now 27, married, and has a child. she still has that car, and it is just as clean as it was on her birthday.!
true story, the mechanic lived next door to me
August 21 2009, 11:19 AM
If I remember right my parents gave a car to each of their six kids (average price was $500) with the exception of one. ME! My dad found a great deal for me on a car with low miles and a little body damage. I sanded and masked it, and he painted it. I paid for the car, but it was the sweat equity that made me take really good care of it from that point forward. I had it for many years and to this day I may be the best of the kids at making sure the car has the oil changed, lights working, etc. Sweat equity is a great investment for kids. "Where your treasure is there will your heart be also." They have to love the car so it's a good idea to have them put their treasure toward it!
It would be great if they could afford to do the same for their college education!