In my church, we have a saying of "Choose The Right." I wanted to bring that saying into my home which led me to create a CTR super hero poster. It has done wonders in our home!
I bought this cute little super hero from the web (unfortunately I can't remember the website) and pasted him onto a cardboard and wrote the words CTR... Choose The Right.
Now whenever I see my children "Choosing the Right", I quickly write it down on the board. I have it hanging in our family room so it is always easy to get to. I also make it a point to tell my husband at dinner what the kids did to Choose The Right that day. Their faces light up with delight.
My son's behavior has greatly improved! He likes to have control and now instead of me directing him to what he needs to do and getting upset... I just ask him to Choose The Right. Almost all the time he makes the right decision. I love that it is teaching him to make good decisions without my input.
What are your parenting tools?