Friday, February 1, 2013

SMMART Giveaway: Disney on Ice Dare to Dream

(CONTEST CLOSED)
NEW Winner:  Melissa J. said...  I follow your blog and love it! We have started the nickel system. Roll of $2 for each kid. The start of the week they each get $2 in nickels. They have jobs they need to do each week. They do all of their jobs they get to keep their nickels at the end of the week. If they don't and have to be reminded then we get to take a nickel. Works wonders....Teaches the value of money and hard work.
(Melissa, you have 24 hours to email me at SMMARTideas@hotmail.com to claim your tickets or I'll redraw.)
Dreams do come true! Feld Entertainment is bringing the magic of Disney to the ice with a new live show, featuring hair-raising moments from Walt Disney Studio’s hit animated film, Tangled. Audiences in Salt Lake City will experience the enchantment and splendor of new and classic Disney princesses in Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream, as they frolic in the French quarter with Tiana from Princess and the Frog, relive the timeless story of Cinderella, and watch Rapunzel let down her hair on the ice for the first time ever.
Disney on Ice Dare to Dream will be showing in Salt Lake City, UT from March 6th - 10th.
 
 “We are ecstatic to be able to bring audiences an incredible new ice show that sets the standard for the ultimate Disney experience,” says Producer Nicole Feld. “Because Tangled marks the 50th Disney animated feature, it was only fitting that we celebrate that achievement by including moments from Rapunzel’s story in our show.”   
Dare to Dream, a vibrant, contemporary compilation of princesses, features popular songs and unforgettable scenes from two of Disney’s newest fairytales and one of the most cherished stories of all time. Audiences will behold an alluring aerialist act with Rapunzel’s golden locks, shimmering gowns that twinkle and twirl during Cinderella’s royal ball, a lighting display that illuminates all the fireflies in Tiana’s New Orleans bayou and a grand finale with all the Disney princesses.
Hooray!!!  I am so exicted that Tangled will be on ice for this show!  Disney on Ice Dare to Dream will be showing in Salt Lake City, UT from March 6th - 10th.  Please enter to win a Family-4-Pack!  Winner will also be asked to share a review of their night to be posted on SMMARTideas!
 
TWO WAYS TO ENTER TO WIN A FAMILY-4-PACK:
1) Please leave your name (first name, last initial) and email address in a comment below this post and tell me...We all know that Mother Gothel had rules for Rapunzel (like "never leave this tower!", and from Rapunzel's song it seems that she was expected to "mop and clean and shine up" with chores to do.  There were expectations! It seems that Mother Gothel laid on a thick guilt trip to gain Rapunzel's compliance.  Tell me a method or two that you have to get your kids to act appropriately, clean up their rooms, not whine, do their chores... Tell me!
2) Please leave your name (first name, last initial) and email address in a comment below this post and tell me that you FOLLOW my blog, SMMARTideas!  If you already follow, just let me know.  To follow, click on the "Join this Site" button to the right.  I really appreciate your support!
 
Winner will be chosen by random.org on Feb.15th  and posted at the top of this post.  (I will also attempt to email you.) You will have 24 hrs to respond to me at SMMARTideas@hotmail.com to claim your tickets.  If you don't respond within that time, I will choose another winner.  Good luck!





78 comments:

Janell R. Cropper said...

Janell C - janellsmellsgood@gmail.com; One of the ways we help get our kids to clean up at night is to reward them. They always get books at bedtime, but if they clean up within a certain time, they get extra books. They are avid readers, so they are always up for that challenge.

Janell R. Cropper said...

Janell C - I do follow your blog, and I love it.

Miriam Lee said...

We have hit a wall in our home. We need new ideas ourselves, so I am looking forward to reading the responses you get. For the past little while we have completely taken away play dates and screen time. They now have to earn it in the first place, instead of it being taken away. They also get a five minute warning before every left out item goes into the Hold Box. After that they must do an extra job and wait 24 hours to get the item back....even if its homework!! Live and learn is the stage we are in.
Miriam J.
miriamlee2003@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

Collette G - choristerarms08@gmail.com - I follow your blog (although privately)

Unknown said...

Collette G - choristerarms08@gmail.com - we recently implemented a chore chart involving poker chips (they put one in as they do their chores - if I have to do it, I take one out). At the end of the week there is a drawing and whoever's chip I pull out gets a cash prize. It worked great the first week and fizzled the second so I'm at a reassessing time...

Jillian said...

Jillian T - sullia2@yahoo.com. Really the only way (next to beating him to a bloody pulp...No, I'm totally kidding people...but you know you want to sometimes!) to get my boy to do anything is with our Daddy Dollar rewards system. He has a list of chores he can do to earn them (besides his usual ones), and another chart specifying how much each of his favorite activities "cost". And he likes the fun, fake dollars with a silly picture of Daddy on them. Although he usually only wants to spend his money playing the Wii, it's still gets him to clean up is "little legos" and make his bed. :) If you want to know more about Daddy Dollars, I learned about it from Family Fun. Just do a search and you should be able to find it.

Jillian said...

Oh, and then there is the ever faithful Gunny Bag. *dun-dun-duuunn* I use an old pillowcase with a grouchy face sharpied on it. If kiddo won't pick up his toys then Gunny Bag come out and gobbles them up. It's always a fun day when Gunny Bag "throws them back up," as my son calls it!

janille said...

Janille h janille@gmail.com I follow your blog :)

janille said...

Janille h janille@gmail.com we use a ticket system for all electronic use. The start out with 14 30 min tickets for the week and if they do things that are unkind tickets can be taken away.

Melissa said...

Melissa J. gmjaffa@comcast.net I follow your blog and love it! We have started the nickel system. Roll of $2 for each kid. The start of the week they each get $2 in nickels. They have jobs they need to do each week. They do all of their jobs they get to keep their nickels at the end of the week. If they don't and have to be reminded then we get to take a nickel. Works wonders....Teaches the value of money and hard work.

David Moon said...

Cori M. We have a chore system where the chore is theirs for the week. We usually tackle them on Saturdays, but they do have a daily kitchen chore. They rotate on Sunday (with much gnashing of teeth when they get load/unload dishwasher). So, big chores are saved for the free day with small chores daily that need done before they can play (really, just making beds and brushing teeth).

Jamie said...

Jamie S.
jaydenjaymes@yahoo.com
We do a lot of work on Saturdays and the kids know if they do them with a good attitude we get ice cream afterwords.

Jamie said...

Jamie S.
Jaydenjaymes@yahoo.com
I follow your blog!

Kate Fuller said...
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Kate Fuller said...

I use leverage - if you don't do this, you won't get to do that. And they know that if they're good they will be rewarded.
Kate F.
kmfuller94(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Kim T
kimkennedy3@yahoo.com
My kids love music and treats so we came up with this thing we call "speedy clean" where they each get to pick their favorite song and they have until the song stops to clean their rooms. If they get it done before the music stops and if it's done right they get a treat! It works at our house because it's made cleaning fun and not a fight!

kimberly said...

Kim C.
kimc767 at gmail.com
I use consequences. For example, if you choose not to eat your dinner, you choose to not eat dessert because you weren't hungry enough to eat dinner. Or, if you choose to share with your friends, you choose to have more play dates. Works for me for now. :)

Michelle P. said...

Michelle P. barnyardbeanies@gmail.com

My oldest is only 3, so I am still figuring this out, but what seems to work best for cleaning is a reward system. If she doesn't clean up the toys that are left out go inside our time out bench and can be earned back.

Michelle P. said...

Michelle P. barnyardbeanies@gmail.com

I follow your blog!

Jana H. said...

Jana H. Jerandjana(at)gmail(dot) com. I tell my 2 year old if he's going to cry, he has too do it in his room. For since reason, it works. He either stops because he doesn't want to go or he goes to his room and cries for a minute or two. Then he come out and tells me he's all done.

Maria K said...

Maria K - the best way to get my kids to do things is to have the consequences already known ahead of time before they are told to clean, stop whining ect.

Maria K said...

I follow via GFC.
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Jamie Goodfellow said...

Jamie G buggy1129@msn.com
I bribe my kids with computer time

Aimee Jongejan said...

I WISH I had something to say but unfortunately I'm the one in need of advice! I'll be watching these comments closely for other's suggestions, that's for sure!
Aimee J
sunflowerblueyez(at)hotmail(dot)com

Aimee Jongejan said...

Aimee J
Sunflowerblueyez(at)hotmail(dot)com
I follow your blog

Diana said...

Diana H
chore charts were always a good thing in our home
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Mandy said...

We have a chore chart and if you get it all filled out you get to pick a prize from my box at the end of the week :)

Mandy A
cluelessme8@hotmail.com

Mandy said...

I follow on GFC

Mandy A
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collyn23 said...

Toni J.
Collyn23@hotmail.com

I stay consistant with my rules and dont budge this makes it easier because they know when it is time to clean or do homework

collyn23 said...

I am now a follower
Toni J
collyn23@hotmail.com

Barney and Shelby said...

We use a reward system (game time, treat, etc) and for some jobs they can earn a commission.
Shelby P
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Barney and Shelby said...

Follower
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Briann said...

Briann neeley briannbarnum@hotmail.com my 4 year old gets one get out of bed free and if she doesn't stay she gets the ipad or toys taken away

Aaron said...

I try not to rush them. I find that children do not like to be rushed
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Aaron said...

I follow
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Brynn said...

Brynn D.
brynndexter(at)gmail(dot)com

I let them listen to music while they clean! It seems to help :)

Brynn said...

Brynn D
brynndexter(at)gmail(dot)com

I follow on GFC

c.l. caudle said...

I follow on GFC

Cindy C

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c.l. caudle said...

I really think a lot of the "chore" success depends on parents attitude. All family members should share chores and as age permits help with household needs. I try to show that all benefit so all help

cindy c
cindycidaho at gmail . com

Jena said...

I don't have kids, but as a kid, something that really worked for me was if I didn't do my chore thoroughly, I would have more chores added to my list. That was the worst! No kid wants to do more chores, but no kid especially wants to have to do chores twice plus more!

Jena O

jenakaye at gmail dot com

Jena said...

I follow you via GFC

deanna said...

soda. They can only drink soda once in awhile...if they behave and do chores
deanna w
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xoxo

deanna said...

GFC - deanna
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xoxo

Arianne Newton said...

I follow your blog anewton16@msn.com

Arianne Newton said...

I grab a garbage bag and start putting their things in if they don't pick their room up when I ask. I will then put some of their favorite toys or even outfits in timeout until they can learn to pick their room or toys up without me asking a thousand times. Can't say it always works but we are working on it!!

ASHLIE said...

My kids earn rewards. I figure, later in life they'll work for a paycheck, so while they're young, they can earn toys. They don't earn them fast. Delayed gratification is a big part of this system, too. They have to put off their want for the toy for weeks, at least. But then they enjoy the toy so much more when they know how hard they've worked for it.

Ashlie J
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Terri Hodgen said...

Natural consequences are key. If I yell nothing happens. I'm always successful if i calmly explain that the toys must be picked up by someone. If they don't do it I will have to, and I will throw them away. Or - as my mom used to do - put them in the "oops I'm sorry" box, where they must be earned back with another job. It works.

Terri Hodgen said...

I'm a follower - on GFC

3chickapens said...

We have a family store and for every chore they do they can earn paper money. So if the chore is cleaning up their room they get 30 minutes to clean, if it is done in that time they get 5 dollars, if not they get another chore. Sometimes they do it quick and get the money, sometimes they get extra chores, but they know the consequences in advance. It helps teach them the value of money as well as learning that it is much easier to just get their word done instead of moping around and you can have the rest of the time to play.

3chickapens said...

I follow you!

natalie said...

I follow you! We usually have to bribe our little girl to do things. She is only 2 1/2 so she doesn't have many responsibilities, but things like eating dinner I tell her she has to eat what we give her and then she can eat what she wants the rest of the night (within reason). If she doesn't finish her dinner, she doesn't get to eat anything else. It -usually- works.

Anonymous said...

Jenn S, jenncutie at hotmail dot com

I use the Love and Logic approach and give them 2 appropriate choices that I don't care which one they choose. Works like a charm. =)

Cody and Wendy said...

Wendy Hofhine
wendyhofhine@hotmail.com

I started a new concept of the fuzzy jar. My kids can put a fuzzy in a small mason jar when I catch them doing something nice, behaving well, etc. More or less, positive reinforcement for when they are making good choices. They can also put a fuzzy in the jar for doing all of their chores. Now, my kids are younger so this works great. When the jar is full they get to go to the dollar store and pick out a prize. They LOVE it and they LOVE seeing the jar getting fuller and fuller. I 100% believe in positive reinforcement. My favorite is when I see their eyes light up when I "quietly" catch them doing something good! Gosh...a family four pack of Disney on Ice would be the World's GREATEST prize for filling up the fuzzy jar! :) I hope we win!!! :) :) :)

Tawnya said...

Tawnya S
kopperkirlz at yahoo dot com
My 4 year old is on a reward system. When he is good he can earn rewards and when he really misbehaves he loses privileges like playing video games. It is what seems to work best, but it is not perfect.

Tawnya said...

Tawnya S
kopperkirlz at yahoo dot com
I am a follower!

A said...

Aimee C.
I'm a follower!!

A said...

Aimee C.

We set limits on electronics, and if there's whining they don't get it the next day. If it keeps going they lose the next day. It's never gone over 2 days. Can't wait for spring/summer when they'll total,y forget about computers and iPads/iPods!!

Tara said...

Taralyn T tarapwin @ gmail.com

Every so often we go crazy with stickers. It helps to praise the good and ignore the bad (unless it is dangerous, of course). Every time they do something well - they get a sticker. Speak in a nice voice -sticker. Smile - sticker. Do a chore - sticker! Works well with the 3-5 crowd.

Tara said...

I am a follower!
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The Riebeek Family said...

I use alot of "We can't have friends over when our house is a mess" I think they just don't invite friends anymore so they don't have to clean up!
michellehaskell at gmail dot com

The Riebeek Family said...

I follow via gfc: Michelle Riebeek

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Tara Oliver said...

I often use sticker charts and let them earn something. I haven't gotten organized enough yet to have weekly lists of chores, but I'll get there. :)
Tara O.
tara.the.equestrian at gmail dot com

Tara Oliver said...

I follow your site with GFC.
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Jennica and Preston said...

Jennica P.
pjnpatterson@yahoo.com

To get my girls to help out, we have a sticker chart and at the end of the week they get to pick something out of a "grab bag." (I put treats in there, stuff from the dollar store and just anything i can find for cheap).

Jennica and Preston said...

Jennica P.
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I follow on GFC!

Cathy said...

Cathy O.
cathyolds73@gmail.com

We've just started using the "warm fuzzies" in a jar idea. It's working great so far!

Cathy said...

Cathy O.
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I follow your blog.

Monica said...

Monica K - monicackennedy@msn.com

We try everything from sticker charts and marble jars, rewards, consequences, bribery, threatening, etc. Is there a proven method?

Monica said...

Monica K - monicackennedy@msn.com

I am a SMMART follower

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

Natalie A Nichols
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I just try to be as consistent as possible.

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

i follow you via gfc natalie nichols
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Angie said...

Angie U
I started having my kids help me with cleaning and doing chose. We make it fun, so they never complain about helping me out.
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Angie said...

Angie U. on GFC
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Trudy Z. said...

Trudy z
With teenagers, the only thing that works is taking away the cell phone

Trudy Z. said...

trudy z
I follow you on GFC
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Aimee said...

Aimee S
put a timer on and have them clean up in that time. :)

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Diana said...

Diana H
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I follow on GFC

dottienielsen said...

They draw assigned chores then we try and see how fast we can get them done.

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