Recently my husband and I decided that something had to change about our morning routine. We felt like we were constantly nagging the kids to get their clothes, eat their breakfast, do their chores, etc. We were tired of punishing them and wanted to motivate them in a positive way. I remembered reading an article about a Mom who used “Dad Dollars” to motivate her children to do all the steps in their morning routine on time. So we laid in bed and brainstormed what to do. We decided to let the natural consequences be the teachers rather than us being the naggers. The next morning, we talked to the kids and they were totally excited about earning “Dad Dollars.” They especially thought it was hilarious that their Daddy’s picture was on the dollar bill.