Best Brother Bank


With summer vacation come arguments between siblings, so I thought up a way to encourage my kids to get along. I came up with the idea of rewarding them spontaneously when they least expected it, with quarters and other silver change. We came up with "The Best Brothers Bank" and when I saw them getting along, I would put some change in there. That encouraged them to try and be on their best behavior.

Toward the end of the week, we would take the money from the bank and go someplace special where they could spend the money on themselves. It also encouraged them to think about whether they wanted to spend the money...or save it...and if they wanted to buy something together, or separately.

This was something that I could do to get them to "earn" the money AND have positive behavior! If you have girls, you could call your bank the "Sweet Sisters" or "Super Siblings." It works!